Why no editing bar for text / markdown formats?

I had just imported an unnumbered list of items into DT as a plain text note, and wanted to convert it to a numbered list. But the editing bar is only available for non-text-formats, not even for markdown? Why shouldn’t one be able to apply markdown-type functions to a note in DT via toolbar, or am I missing something?

Because plain text and the source of Markdown doesn’t support numbered lists. It’s not a rich text format.

If I use

1. Item 1
1. Item 2
1. Item 3

in the source of a markdown file, they show up as

1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3

in the formatted markdown note. Isn’t that what thersites was looking for?
Right, there’s no “editing” bar, but one can do everything possible in markdown in the source view, I think.

Isn’t that what thersites was looking for?

I’m not sure if that’s all.

And yes, the rendered view shows the numbered list. Plain text doesn’t support lists in the same way as rich text, hence no editing bar options for such things.

I doubt that there’s any program with an “editing bar” for plain text files anyway. Bold, italic etc make no sense, neither do ordered or unordered lists…

Where does one see the formatted markdown note?


The icon to the right of the highlighted one shows the MD source. The one to the far right shows source and rendered MD side by side.

Reading the documentation (not only on this topic) might be helpful :wink:

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