I'm using this plugin as a markdown plugin in IntelliJ. I tried to make a quick unordered list, but the button is grayed out. In fact, most of the buttons are grayed out. The only ones available to me are simple functions like bold, italics, strikethrough, etc. Here's a screenshot for reference:
I've tried highlighting sections of text, moving my keyboard cursor around, different kinds of markdown--all without any luck of "unlocking" the lists, tables, etc. so I must be doing something wrong. Anyone know?
Goto http://vladsch.com/product/markdown-navigator/try and get a trial license (which will be e-mailed to you).
Then in Intellij, goto
Settings -> Language and Frameworks. I noticed that there was already a license installed for me after first installing the Markdown Navigator plugin. However, based on the available features this license is the
Basic version only (and had a validity of
73 days for me).
Remove License and then paste the license code that you received in the e-mail. After that you should see this:
From the comments on the official markdown plugin page, it appears that the official plugin is not very stable.
I have found the Markdown Navigator plugin to be quite useful and well worth the 20 USD per annum fees. However, if you are looking for just that one off editing of markdown files, then there are other options as well.
The one I find most convenient is the online StackEdit for quick editing tasks:
If your work involves a bit more frequent editing of markdown files and you are averse to paying the licensing fees for for the Markdown Navigator, then with just a bit of work, it's possible and comes close to the convenience of using the Markdown Navigator.
Here is how to add Typora as an external tool in Intellij Idea:
$Filepath$ should be quoted as
"$FilePath$" if there are likely to be spaces in your project path. Would recommend quoting nonetheless.
Also, note that the Group was set to
Markdown Editors. This is significant as the Group name will be the name of the Menu item later on.
Typora will now be available both using the keyboard shortcut or using
Tools -> Markdown Editors (Remember that
Markdown Editors was the name of the group in Step1?)
The following shows using both the keyboard shortcut and the menu item:
Note that, thanks to Intellij's auto-reload/refresh, as soon as you are done editing in Typora and focus the file (
Readme.md in the above), the changes are automatically reflected there.