Steps to reproduce
open a new note in edit mode
press tab key
type some text (the text would be indented)
press enter twice
type some text again (this text would be parsed like a code block (red colour font in the default theme) which is not what is expected)
- Operating system: windows 10
It’s not what you expect but this is part of the markdown spec.
Yeah, it’s one of the markdown deficiencies for normal writing.
Only way of dealing with it is through CSS or conversion/print setup.
Many professional writers do it anyway leaving publishers free to do indent or no indent according to house styles.
This one is a major friction point for using the outline feature. Not only that half of the imported MD from Roam is now in code, every time I am trying to tab together a list for visual organization, I end up writing code. Why not leave the coders the four spaces and give us outliners the tab key completely?
Mat, have you ever found a solution to the problem you described?
I’m struggling with the same: Every note I import (mainly from Bear, which uses a “light” version of markdown) ends up having tons of code blocks because of the way Obsidian’s markdown is parsing indents and empty lines.
Sorry @chrsle, especially when it comes to imports, there doesn’t seem to be a good solution. Also, it appears that Obsidian is not going to adapt in that respect, as they are going to stick to MD orthodox markup. There are only a couple of options
- Pay attention to this in Bear or any other source of text
- Use Obsidian instead of Bear for creation
- what sometimes works nicely - simple Copy/paste from Bear to Obsidian! Maybe the outlining plugin also helped here? Try that definitely, as it is a nice addition, anyways!