What is Streaming Preview? (Way to view gDoc semi-easily?)

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23 Nov, 2015 04:12 PM

I know there are markdown-savvy collaboration websites, but my team isn't likely going to want to keep docs out of Google Docs. I'm wondering if there is a way to semi-easily view markdown text that would be in a Google Doc. Should I just copy to clipboard?

And in my search for a solution, I came across Streaming Preview. What is this? I can't find any description; I didn't find it Help.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 23 Nov, 2015 04:31 PM

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    If you open the Streaming Preview window, it will describe its
    functionality. As of now, it hasn't been incorporated in any public
    applications, thus further documentation hasn't been written.

    Google Docs are not accessible to Marked, and only available locally
    using Google Drive, but even then they're in a rich text format, not
    plain markdown that Marked can read. Copy paste is your only good

    I do recommend trying Quip.com, which provides most Google functionality
    in a cleaner way, and has an API with Markdown export that could
    feasibly be used with Marked via an external script.


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