Mac markdown editor that saves as .txt (John Laudun)

Nicole C ncat999 at
Thu Feb 2 13:52:43 EST 2012

John, you've hit the nail on the head here. I finally know I can manually
change my files to the .txt extension (thanks to helpful suggestions here),
but it would be excellent if MMD Composer:

a) had an option in the drop-down to save with the .txt extension, and

b) had a preference the user could set to choose the default file extension
for all files.

It would increase ease of compatibility for people like myself who don't
have mobile or tablet apps that can read the markdown extensions. And I
may not be the only person in the world (especially if they are
writer-users vs. programmer-users) not to realize that one could manually
make the change to .txt without losing functionality.


P.S. I don't have much to add to your discussion about the various italics
options since I wouldn't know how to set up my own MD/MMD version to do
such microformatting, but I like your logic and see why it's useful!

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> I love BBEdit and Textmate as much as the next person, but those aren't

> answers to the poster's question. MMD Composer is close to what the poster

> is asking about, but, Fletcher, you have to type in the `txt` extension

> over the proffered `md` at the save prompt. Have you considered making that

> a possible preference for user's to select? There are actually a couple of

> iOS apps that don't recognize the `md` extension, and so I could see this

> affecting more than the current poster. I use PlainText, and I don't think

> I've encountered this problem -- I can't remember now, however, if I had to

> re-set some of its preferences.


> While we're on the topic of MMD Composer, and I bring it up here because

> this might prove an interesting conversation more generally, I'd like to

> point out that in the Preferences, the question of applying italics is

> posed as an either/or radio button. Luckily, in actual use the program

> formats both, no matter which is checked, as italics. This is perfectly

> acceptable behavior for me. I actually use the two differently: I use

> asterisks for emphasis, as in marking the use of a word as a term, and I

> reserve underlines the titles of works.


> This makes it possible for me to use a microformat later in an adapted

> version of MD/MMD. I am "rolling my own", but has any distro of MD pursued

> a similar logic?


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