Feedback

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20 Replies to “Feedback”

  1. Hey, thanks so much for making this site! For a long time I’ve been dealing with trying to write stuff on platforms like WordPress, and basically getting exhausted by dealing with the typesetting, and this is definitely a step up!

    A couple comments, in case you’re interested: -When I’m writing it with automatically rendering the text-entry box really slows down. I’d be totally fine if the rendering itself was slow, but having a delay between when I hit the keys on the keyboard and when the characters appear on the screen really messes me up.

    -Along the same lines, it might be nice if I could open the rendered document in another tab, or on the same screen, but it only “updated” when I clicked a button (sort of like how Overleaf only recompiles the document when you press recompile). That way nothing gets slowed down and I can just jump over to see the rendered text when I’m ready (it’d be even nicer if there was a keyboard shortcut for this, because then it’d be just like I’m writing LaTeX offline).

    • If I open the rendered document in a new window/tab and then close that window/tab, I don’t think it stops doing the live rendering. In other words, it doesn’t stop slowing down the typing even though the window is closed. I can avoid this by NOT closing the window/tab and instead clicking the relevant button in the text editing box (the “Preview in Window” button) but it’d be nice if I could just close the window.

    -Is it possible to add some “alignment” tools, so I could do things like center, left align and right align stuff? Especially, for instance, it’d be nice to right alight a square at the end of proofs.

    -Is there a way to do environments, e.g.

    stuff?

    -Custom commands, like defining to give me or something?

    Thanks!

  2. Being able to use references and citations is very nice! I just had two questions: is tikz-cd support planned or included already? Right now I get “Unknown environment ‘tikzcd’”, and uploading a TeX file with tikz-cd in it just returns an error. Also, I seem to remember some WordPress plugins like QuickLaTeX which let you set your own preamble. Perhaps it’s more effort than it’s worth, but is it possible to integrate in something along those lines?

  3. @jonathanbeardsley Your comment is really appreciated! Thanks a lot.

    • A new version is released today. A change made according to your feedback is: If the rendered document is opened in a new window, it will be updated each line, i.e., only when you press the Enter key. Is this a good solution to your problems?

    • There is no markdown syntax for alignment, so you may have to use LaTeX instead.

    • You can find how to do and reference environments in the short writing sample.

    • Custom commands are supported. Enclose your definition with $ like this: $\newcommand\N{\mathbb{N}}$.

  4. @microcosmprinciple For simple commutative diagrams, you can use amsCd package like this:

    $\require{amsCd}$
    \begin{CD}
    A @>a>> B\\
    @VVbV @VVcV\\
    C @>d>> D
    \end{CD}

    There is also a beta version implement XyJax for Xy-pic package. Maybe we can integrate it for complicated diagrams.

  5. I am not sure, but I think the bold typeface breaks inside a quotation. Also, can I ask if this font is available on the sites?

  6. Also, when editing a post of mine, some of the text is not showing up in the editor, despite showing up in the blog post. Is that a bug?

  7. @rmehta

    • The answer for centering an image: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17581/how-to-center-an-image

    • To use a quote block, you can select the paragraph you want to quote and click the “quotes” button on the editor tool bar.

    • I looked into your blog, the “bug” seems to be caused by the amsCd package. Make sure to add $\reqiure{amsCd}$ before you use the CD environment.

    • All of your problems seem to come from drawing commutative diagrams. Depending on users’ requests, we are considering to develop a javascript extension to support tikz-cd package. But this is not a small project, it may take a long time.

  8. I’d be interested in a tikz-cd package. Also, a post I privated on my blog has disappeared. Can someone investigate?

  9. @rmehta We find a private post (Co)homology and Exactness on your blog. But it shows correctly. Are you logged in to see your private posts?

  10. Sorry for the incessant questions, but regarding edits, would it be possible for me to make an edit without changing the ordering of the posts? I want to fix a mistake without having to edit every post after it to maintain the order.

  11. @rmehta Your feedbacks are very welcome! So, you want posts to be ordered by post date, not by the modification date. This will be added to the plan of the version next month.

  12. More feature requests

    1. The ability to look through blog posts by name: To be able to access some of my older posts, I don’t want to scroll every single time.

    2. The ability to link posts directly from other posts without needing hyperlinks. Like a citation button.

    3. A “print preview” mode. Just to see if there aren’t any glaring errors.

    4. The ability to resize photos added to the posts.

  13. Extending my last request, if there could be a table of contents page, sorted by category and then post date, that would be tremendously useful.

  14. Bug report:

    The print preview mode is great, but it is not working well with rich text. In particular, it doesn’t recognize bullet points, is printing the “Your link to text here…,” etc.

  15. @rmehta Thank you for your active feedbacks!

    • The ability to size images has already been included in the new version. You can add {width=Xunit} to control your image size, where X is a number, unit can be px, %, em, etc. Here comes a complete example:
     ![figure caption](https://functors.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-logo_infinity_alt-1-e1617622944150.png){width=6em}

    The ability to add a caption for a image has also been included. “Your link to text here…” is your image caption, not really a bug.

    • Content table page and post order selection have been added to the plan of future versions.

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