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Re: Preview button on updated own posts?

by almut (Canon)
on Dec 08, 2008 at 17:17 UTC ( #729001=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Preview button on updated own posts?

I sometimes (when I feel unsure getting the formatting right the first time) just open a fake reply to my own node, with the sole purpose of having a text area with preview functionality. After having fiddled around with my update until it looks fine, I then cut-n-paste the respective snippet into the text area of my existing to-be-updated node (or rather, into my favorite editor, which I have attached via Firefox's It's All Text! add-on), and just close the dummy reply browser tab.

Anyhow, if you use this workaround, be sure to not inadvertendly hit the 'submit' button for the dummy preview!

That said, I agree that having built-in preview functionality for node updates would be nice to have.

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Re^2: Preview button on updated own posts?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Dec 08, 2008 at 17:24 UTC
    You could also use your scratchpad or your private scratchpad for that, then nothing bad happens if you accidentally press "Submit".

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