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Offline editors? Answered

So are there any offline editors for creating instructables? Any hints from the more experienced on ways to "cheat" and do semi-offline editing? I'm finding network delays to be somewhat frustrating when trying to create, edit, etc a reasonably large instructable...


Okay last update before i'll let you download it, hopefully with the source (if i have it commented enough) A picture says a thousand words.. (But just incase, i added steps (only 3 at the moment), links (don't render in preview properly), videos (same deal as links).

I've sorta half started one, it's a wip though.
Like you need to end tag like this:

Check out the screenshot...

Hmm i have all the tags implemented in the link you gave me in the other thread, minus the html on and links. I've added saving as is and exporting to be used on instructables.com The only down at the moment is i have to add a "
" at the start of each new line, this could possibly be eliminated in future versions. PS. I'm aka, laconix.


nice work, im sure a lot of people will appreciate this.


11 years ago

Is there an offline, local, semi-wysiwyg editor that generates wiki-style output? I found a couple "personal wiki" packages that include such a capability, but they mostly do a lot more than I want.


11 years ago

cant you do that on fire fox?

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"Work offline" just tells the browser to disconnect from the internet. It is on all browser. You won't be able to edit while offline.


11 years ago

There aren't any offline editors. If you want to do a "semi-offline" Instructable, decide which images you will use beforehand and email them instead of uploading. You can also type up your instructions in Word and then copy and paste into the browser. Other than that, you will still have to wait for the pages to load. Good point, though, an offline editor would be a nice feature.

Can you still email images? I thought that had dissappeared?

It has been hidden, but not removed. We were having some problems with it and didn't want people's images to be lost in space. On the list for today, if possible.


11 years ago

I write my instructables in OO.o and send images by e-mail. I've uploaded more images through the instructable interface since the last update that gave us image uploads without going to the library. I agree, though, that sometimes there is a significant amount of lag that causes lots of problems. It seems to have gotten a little better lately.

I do everything in Word or TextEdit (complete with wiki tags) and cut and paste. I also use multiple windows to upload and manage images. An offline editor would be sweet. It's on the list of things I'd like, but I think an API will come first.