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    anyName
    @jokuNimi
    Hi. I'm looking for a way to collaboratively edit a latex file hosted on github in real time. Is there a way of doing this with etherpad? In other words: can I point etherpad to an already existing file? I looked at a few of the public instances but they only seemed to allow creating blank files. I have a VPS I could install etherpad on.
    Tim Berners-Lee
    @timbl
    You want to see the latex source on screen or wysiwyg?
    anyName
    @jokuNimi
    Source code would be enough. wysiwyg might be nice, but I understand that would need a dedicated application. The best solution I think would be to sync the source automatically to all machines and have them compile the document, but I don't think that is what programs like etherpad do. (BTW I know about services like overleaf, sharelatex and authorea, but I couldn't figure out how to connect them to an existing git repo. I'm specifically looking for something simpler I can just plug into my current workflow for when I want to collaboratively write text. Source code would be enough for that.)
    shirley
    @vercha
    hello everyone
    if I make some change of utils/Settings.js, will pad page change or not?
    I changed exports.defaultPadText = "hello world!\n";
    then refresh page localhost:9001/
    shirley
    @vercha
    but nothing changed.

    I am running etherpad-lite 1.6.1.

    I want to remove some of the buttons from the pad toolbar.

    There is a toolbar section in the settings.json file in the root of my etherpad installation. When I remove the entries for buttons that I want to hide from this array and restart my etherpad service, the changes are not reflected in the interface. All default buttons are still shown.

    Issue #1579 on the Github page indicates that this feature has been implemented and should work (ether/etherpad-lite#1579).

    Is there a genuine problem that toolbar customisation doesn't work now or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks.

    shirley
    @vercha
    quote another user's question, which is the same issue that confused me. Hope someone can give some tips. Any advice will be appreciated!
    anyName
    @jokuNimi
    @vercha I know nothing about etherpad, but have you tried restarting the service after doing the edit? I'm figuring you have a local installation and utils/Settings.js is some sort of a configuration file.
    Tim Berners-Lee
    @timbl
    @anyName the Dokieli project might work for you. It uses HTML not latex but stores the entire state in data within the HTML file, with file can be checked into git, etc I imagine. Designed collaborative authoring with annotations https://dokie.li/
    shirley
    @vercha
    yeah, I tried delete cache, then restart the service, it works. I'm trying this with windows platform.
    only if I change the node_modules/ folder's Setting.js file , it will work.
    shirley
    @vercha
    I want to add an UI(a dropdown list that allow choosing fontsize) in my local etherpad, do you know how to use plugin "ep_font_size" ?
    shirley
    @vercha
    another question, can I maintain the plugin modules in a specified folder? the plugin modules are now contained in node_modules/ folder. what
    what can I do if I continue to use these plugins?
    Thanks very much!
    Marcel Klehr
    @marcelklehr
    @vercha Settings.js is not the file you want to edit iirc
    @vercha ep_font_size should be self-explanatory, afaik, what do you have trouble with?
    @vercha The node_modules/ folder is where you want the plugins to be. Where else would you want them?
    shirley
    @vercha
    I want to edit the ep_font_size plugin's UI, so I need to create a new folder to maintain it.
    shirley
    @vercha
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    as picture shows above
    Marcel Klehr
    @marcelklehr
    @vercha how does it work presently? You'll have to copy ep_font_size to something like ep_font_size_dropdown and edit the files
    Or is your question where you can have a project folder while still having the plugin installed in etherpad? That's not currently possible, afaik
    shirley
    @vercha
    thanks very much
    finally it solved by editing bin/installOnWindows files.
    it copy the modules files from the specified folder
    I have a question about plugin "ep_align"
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    shirley
    @vercha
    I want to change its UI:
    blob
    when I click the button, it expand as:
    as a list:
    blob
    shirley
    @vercha
    after I choose the wanted option, it will fold as picture2.
    Marcel Klehr
    @marcelklehr
    @vercha should be possible, afaict. Any specific problems?
    shirley
    @vercha
    it's a little difficult to modify the plugin's(ep_align) UI to what I want
    Is there any plugin that can highlight a paragraph?
    shirley
    @vercha
    hello
    I want to change toolbar UI like this:
    blob
    I've install some plugin, it shows like this:
    blob
    shirley
    @vercha
    so, I want to change plugin's UI position
    after reading the source code, I still have no idea of how to make it possible.
    if somebody knows what to do with it, please let me know and try. Thanks very much!
    Marcel Klehr
    @marcelklehr
    @vercha I once implemented a setting for this, iirc. settings.json should have an entry with an array value that corresponds to the order of the toolbar items