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Markdown Help - insert formatted text links (from browser) and images


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This is a new version continuation of my workflow 'iA Writer Markdown', but it works with any markdown application you are using instead of only iA Writer + some other changes.

 

This workflow can be used to do 2 things in any markdown application:

 

  1. Grabs the URL from either Safari or Google Chrome, and uses it to format a markdown link on selected text in any markdown application.
  2. Grabs an image URL from the clipboard, and uses it to format a markdown image in any application (uses the frontmost application).

 

How to use the workflow - TEXT LINKS:

 

The first time you use the workflow you have to choose between 2 browser - Google Chrome or Safari. It'll be remembered by the workflow for later use, so you won't have to do this each time you use it. 

Skjermbilde%202013-06-26%20kl.%2017.37.5

 

To reset the choice of browser, use the following keywords in Alfred: markurl reset

 

When the setup is done you can follow the instruction in the image below.

 

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How to use the workflow - INSERT IMAGE:

 

To format an image you have to copy an image adress to the clipboard before you use the workflow. 

 

Use the following keyword to format/insert the image: img

If you want to control the width of the image, add it behind the 'img' keyword (like the image below).

 

Skjermbilde%202013-05-01%20kl.%2023.47.4

 

Download Markdown Help 1.0

 

 

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  • 6 months later...

Pretty excited for this workflow, but it doesn't quite seem to be working for me -- at least not in BBEdit or TextEdit.

 

Behavior:

 

1. Highlight text for linke

2. hotkey / keyword activate

3. link shows up as expected in pop up window

4. hit enter ...and nothing happens

 

Poking around a bit, I notice that:

 

a. the clipboard has the highlighted text in it and nothing else

b. If i just position the cursor and then run markurl a 2nd time with nothing highlighted, it correctly pastes the text and link.

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