Monday, May 10, 2021

ConstEdit Word Processor is updated to 3.1

Changelog of this update : 

  • Fixed. The toolbar user interface ui was affected by the injected stylesheet issue of Chrome web-browser.
    • As a result of the fix, the font size on the ui now looks bigger than before, but agrees with the web-browser settings.
  • Fixed. Inline Styles Dialog position was shifted downward, obscuring some doc content.
  • Fixed. Selecting "default" option in Paragraph > List Style did not have any effect.
  • Changed. Text > Symbols Page is reorganized, and new symbols / emojis have been added.
    • Note that the symbols / emojis may look different from font to font.
  • Changed. Cosmetic changes to the user interface.
  • Changed. References to the Background Page of the extension from other pages are removed. Startup performance of the extension is slightly improved.
  • Added. Auto-Hyphenation for paragraphs is added to Design Html Stylesheets and Inline Styles Dialog.
    • Note that the feature seems to be effective only with English.
  • Added. New Paragraph menu options to set the style of the current list / list-item to the specified symbol / emoji, as illustrated in this list-item.
    • Note that the symbols / emojis may look different from font to font.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

ConstEdit Word Processor 3.0.1 is released

This is a bug-fixing update :

  • Fixed. The previous printer symbol used in the ui is not found in certain non-Windows platforms.
  • Changed. Use fixed width for the filename shown on the ui, so that the main menu item positions won't be shifted with different files.
  • Fixed. Filenames without extension are now skipped and won't be included in Recent Files.
  • Fixed. After performing Convert To Abs/Rel Url, the css pathname as shown in the Doc Stylesheet ui tooltip should be updated immediately.
  • Fixed. Very minor cosmetic changes to the ui.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

ConstEdit Word Processor 3.0 is available

In this upgrade, all file input / output actions are totally revamped. The "Downloads" api is no longer used and is replaced by the new File System Access api which enables saving files directly to the local disk without going through the Downloads Folder.

  • Changed. Open File, Recent Files, Save File, Save As File, Close File options have been rewritten to use the File System Access api for input / output operations directly from / to the local disk.
    • Ctrl+s shortcut key is provided to save the current document to the local disk immediately without going through any dialog.
  • Changed. The extension now requires Chrome 86 or above. The latest version as of this time is 88. There will be no issue if you are following the upgrade of your web-browser normally.
  • Changed. There can be only 1 editor tab with only 1 opened document, and only 1 Html Stylesheets Dialog tab.
  • Changed. For security reasons, as a result of switching to the File System Access api, these aspects of working with the word processor is affected :
    • You will be prompted by the web-browser to grant the permission for editing during the opening of all html documents.
    • The word processor won't be able to extract any local URL info from the opened documents. This lacking of URL info results in the following limitations :
      • Links with relative URLs are no longer supported; e.g. images with relative links won't be displayed successfully.
        • But because all links as inserted by ConstEdit are absolute by default, this limitation would not cause any problem normally, unless you have performed some conversions to relative links deliberately.
        • You may therefore need to make use of the "Convert URL to Absolute / Relative" function to convert all previously converted relative links back to absolute.
      • At the first start up of ConstEdit after this upgrade, you will be prompted with the End User License Agreement notice and all Recent Files records from the previous version will be wiped out.
      • Only file name info will be available in the new Recent Files list, not the full location path. Beware of files with duplicated file names. These files would be treated as the same file by the word processor.
  • Changed. The "Convert URL to Absolute / Relative" function now requires the end user to specify a location URL which the conversion will be based on.
  • Changed. Options Page in Manage Extension is replaced by Options Dialog from the File sub-menu.
  • Removed. Auto-save at regular intervals.
  • Removed. User template for new html documents.
  • Fixed. Some code clean up to improve performance.
  • Fixed. Several minor bugs.