Improved .manuscript file format compatibility

The Manuscripts.io editor compatibility with the Manuscripts for Mac file format is greatly improved:

  • Bug fixes to handling all of figures, tables, code listings, equations to allow them to be loaded and stored in a form compatible with the Mac app.
  • Footnotes and endnotes are now loaded from .manuscripts files and internally represented by Manuscripts.io (but not yet presented in the editor).

Next steps to follow on this front:

  • ensure that all parts of the project synchronise across devices: the sync system is strict in accepting only known kinds of data, and we are yet to “train” it to all the kinds of content that is encountered in real documents.
  • show error situations encountered during document syncing to make it clear when some parts of the document fail to be saved on the server (all data is always stored locally so no data is lost).