Hello all – I’ve been so busy, I sure took my time to reply to this thread
about the implementation of “markdown” in the forms editor.
Here is the situation in which this feature winds up actually hindering me.
I have several long forms where I use question numbering in each question’s
text. So before the text of each question, there is text like 1., 2., 3.,
The moment that markdown was introduced, whenever I go to edit one of those
questions, it automatically switches to markdown formatting because it sees
the numbering in the text.
But that is unhelpful for me, because some of my numbering is actually 5b.,
5c., etc., which does not get included in markdown.
And the markdown numbering, once it actually appears in the app, changes
its behavior to use automatic dynamic numbering, so it handles the
numbering itself, starting with 1 for the first item, rather than observing
the number that I had entered. But note that my own question numbering
has to remain aligned with the numbering used in other related forms, so in
many cases I force mine to be non sequential… after 7 might come 10,
because I want #10 on form 1 to be the same as #10 on forms 2 through 4,
So as it stands, each time I edit the text of a question, it immediately
turns on markdown and I have to manually turn it off each time. And those
times that I fail to turn it off, when the app is published and appears on
the smartphone, that question will be numbered 1., even if it appears in
the middle of my form after 37, and in the question text in the form editor
it was entered as 38.
So, for me, it would be ideal if there was a way to either (1) tell the app
configuration or the form editor to please turn off the markdown
functionality overall for this one app or form, or (2) to simply disable
the numbering feature of markdown, since that’s the only thing that causes
a problem for me.