Jonathan Mustin

145Joined Jul 2021


Actually it looks like a version of this is currently possible! There's a handle in the lower-right corner of the equation editor that let's you resize it. Once you've done that, it remains at the set width and wraps the contents to fit. The way the equation editor follows the cursor can be a bit janky, but it does seem to work.

Thanks Isaac! Right, I should've listed this under known shortcomings: I worked on a fix for this not long before releasing the feature, but the canonical solutions I found for this problem either a) weren't usable in this case or b) interfered with text selection in the lines preceding the footnote reference. I'll take another stab at it this coming week.

Really glad to hear footnotes have met your needs!

maybe the more reasonable ask is to make the WYSIWYG equation editor span multiple lines for large equations.

Added to the list! Are you writing long enough equations that the text goes offscreen?

Thanks for the feedback Jsevillamol! And good timing 🙂 Hope WYSIWYG footnotes are meeting your needs. Full interoperability is a pretty tall order, and I expect it won't be a near-term add, but I've added it to our list in any case. Cheers!

Good suggestion! I expect this would be a well-liked feature. Added to our project list. Thanks!

Thanks Pablo! Added it to the list. The return tooltip idea in particular is clever. This one might take a bit of work, enough that I don't expect it to go in the immediate quick-fix bucket, but I agree it's a good addition and I will look into it!

A few things that have been brought to our attention, which I'm currently looking into:

  • footnotes aren't enabled for comments
  • links in hover previews behave unexpectedly
  • web clippers like Pocket and Instapaper don't capture footnote contents correctly (also seems to be true for existing markdown footnotes)