Have been asked to evaluate Substack for an organisation’s semi-tech writers. Brilliant email subscription concept but I am stumped by the antics of the Prosemirror editor provided:
I import several paragraphs of plain text each with a subhead on its own line.Paragraph text is on next line - i.e. no blank lines between. Nor are they desirable…
Next, I select the subhead text only and render it as H4 style. Hullo, it renders as H4 all right - but so does the whole paragraph text below.
I select ONLY the paragraph text and attempt to return it to ‘normal’ style. Hullo, it does render as ‘normal’ style - but so does the subhead 1 line above.
Text in paragraph ABOVE a reformatted subhead can also jerk into H4 style instead of ‘normal’.
It is possible to tinker around inserting line breaks, formatting fragments then deleting blank lines but this is unpredictable and I wouldn’t dream of asking the prospective users to stuff around like this. Most are long time Wordpress users, accustomed to the now well-behaved TinyMCE editor.
I have tried Edge, IE11, Firefox and Chrome browsers, also on Android and iPhone/Safari - same problem on all. A test on the Prosemirror front page test scratchpad delivers the same effects.
The Substack helpdesk cannot throw any light on this but I can’t imagine their many accomplished writers would persevere with such a time-consuming basic tool. Am I missing something?
Any suggestions please? TIA