Wiki - better text editor
wiki extension should be have more effective editor tools, as text alignment, table, ecc.... Just now is very poor editor
Wiki now supports text markdown and styling from the toolbar! We are continually improving our compose experience in Wiki, look out for new improvements coming soon!
It would be helpful to have more than one level of heading. And it should be possible to format headings. For instance, when a heading is for a critical alert, I want to be able to make it stand out - probably as red text.
The "try this instead" doesn't address the problems.
The current editor is awful! I have to triple click or even more to open a section or enter text. Wiki were created to make hypertext, and the hypertext functionality is terrible! I can't make a link to a section. (The commands indicate that I can copy a link to one, but it doesn't work.) I've used many other wiki, and this is the hardest to use, least functional.
Michael McCoy commented
At the moment (December 2019) the Wiki is an essential component for teams but is an extremely limited, frustrating, buggy piece of software.
Why is this taking so long to get right ?
Run some UX experiments with real people trying to use this useless thing and learn some lessons and fix it. Get it done Microsoft.
Emmy Karnerud commented
I would like to mark the lines in the table as transparent so that I can format text and image more neatly. Place them next to each other.
And also - the text formatting has very few options.
Diego Moreira Vieira commented
Need more features equal Confluence!!!
Akshay Harshe commented
I like to use and take lot of my note in OneNote whenever they are final I will try to put them in the wiki. But when I paste them to Wiki they are Just HORRENDOUS and I do not have paste options other than keep the same format or paste as a plain text. Why on earth it gets pasted in a completely different font if the Wiki should support something like Markdown? Why does it retains colors? It is a nightmare to format Pasted text from OneNote Especially when you have already formatted it with Headings 1,2,3 or has like a table.
It is taking lot of time to transfer and reformat everything. I do not want to use Wikis as a scratch place since they are not private.
make the "wiki" more like a wiki
Sometimes after pasting in data, pieces of text become impossible to select/edit/delete. IT would be really helpful if it was possible to paste in plain text data or clear all formatting. It seems that the editor is going for simple uniformity, but it's difficult to actually achieve that with so few options to clean up pasted info or work with different header options.
Tom Sikes commented
I don't see where it supports true MD.
Lars Bo Wassini commented
It is still not very good a pasting text from other sources: E.g. the text size can not be changed.
Olli-Pekka Isola commented
Some of the markdown (bold, italics, lists, blockquote, code, links) seems to work, some others don't (headings, horizontal rules, tables).
Phil Massyn commented
Confluence has much better support. Microsoft can learn a thing or two from Atlassian.
Paul Wittig commented
Why don't you guys do it exactly like you do on the recent TFS Wiki functionality: wiki editable via. browser for the non-tech people with wysiwyg, but markdown & git behind the scenes, so the "nerds" can edit in the preferred md-compatible program (like VS Code), commit, push and done! Super flexibility, everyone is happy. Scalable, future-proof solution!
Phil Spokas commented
+1 on @Bert's comment: we don't need another wyswyg editor, what we'd like is an actual wiki, ideally, leveraging the power of the CMS backing it.
- Create new topics/pages simply by adding a link to them
- get rid of the .mhtml format
- … other "ideas"
these are not "ideas", they're obvious product must haves if indeed this is a "wiki".
Why is it called a Wiki?
It doesn't even support creating Wiki links [[new topic]] :/
We don' need another WYSYWYG editor, or at least provide a Markup Editing mode.
More formating options would be great like center images (aligning options), support for Attachments in general etc...
Martin Bjørn commented
I would say the text editing should function more like OneNote for a start. And I think editable objects from excel and word are missed.
I also require table functionality. Tables need to have headers that remain visible as the page is scrolled, and columns should be sort-able.
David G. commented
Why not just use a Word document? Am I missing something? especially since the Wiki cannot be opened on mobile devices.