A plugin used to paste special text into Joplin

Additional Information

Maintainers: coderrsid
Minimum app version:1.1.2
Downloads: This version:2058
Last updated:2021-09-20T13:32:35Z

Paste Special Plugin

This plugin is for pasting formatted text and provide sub-menu options inside it to paste from user clipboard. The sub-menu will contain options for file formats like Paste Excel or CSV as markdown table.


Building the plugin

The plugin is built using Webpack, which creates the compiled code in /dist. A JPL archive will also be created at the root, which can use to distribute the plugin.

To build the plugin, simply run npm run dist.

The project is setup to use TypeScript, although you can change the configuration to use plain JavaScript.

Testing the plugin

To test the plugin, simply run npm test.

This project is setup to use Jest, for testing purposes.

Updating the plugin framework

To update the plugin framework, run npm run update.

In general this command tries to do the right thing - in particular it's going to merge the changes in package.json and .gitignore instead of overwriting. It will also leave "/src" as well as untouched.

The file that may cause problem is "webpack.config.js" because it's going to be overwritten. For that reason, if you want to change it, consider creating a separate JavaScript file and include it in webpack.config.js. That way, when you update, you only have to restore the line that include your file.


June 7 - June 21 (2 weeks)

  • Create UI layouts of plugin
  • Create base structure of plugin

June 21 - July 5 (2 weeks)

  • Write code for parsing CSV
  • Write code for conversion of parsed CSV to Markdown Table
  • Write test cases for the code

July 5 - July 12 (1 week) - Phase 1 Eval

  • Submit first version for community feedback of the plugin.
  • Submission of the first evaluation.
  • University final exams period (from 26th June to 15th July)

July 12 - July 26 (2 weeks)

  • University final exams period (from first of July until 15th)
  • Implement any feedback from the community and/or bugs.

July 26 - August 9 (2 weeks)

  • Implement any leftover feedback from the community and/or bugs.
  • Create layout for more menu options for Paste Special Plugin (i.e. PDF to MD, HTML to MD etc. (if approved))

August 9 - August 16 (1 week)

  • Write code for the decided option and it's test cases.
  • Test plugin boundary cases
  • Get community feedback of the plugin

August 16 - August 23 (1 week) - Final Eval

  • Review all code and cleanup.
  • Code delivery.
  • Mentor Evaluation.


  • Helmut K. C. Tessarek (@tessus)
  • Stefan (@PackElend)

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