How do I create html notes?

Operating system


Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.11 (prod, win32)

Client ID: d7a8ea25e8544fb78a29fea61c1e0baf
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 44
Keychain Supported: Yes

Revision: 6670f9a

Combine notes: 1.2.1
Note Tabs: 1.4.0
OCR: 0.3.2
Simple Backup: 1.3.4

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What issue do you have?

I want to copy HTML into a note. Currently, the note is set to markup and as a result my note loses a lot of it's existing HTML formatting.
When I create a HTML note via clipping I can paste into it the HTML without losing my formatting.
Can I somehow create an HTML note directly from the desktop app?

Not technically no, at least not by default. Although html should be mostly preserved if using the markdown editor, is this conversion happening when swapping between the markdown and rich text editors?

The web clipper and the importer have access to a different note type where markup = html which can't normally be accessed.

However I did create a proof of concept plugin a while back which I thought, at the time, was kind of a very niche use case for one person but it is becoming apparent that more than a few people have asked for this, especially more recently.

At the moment it is still unpublished as I've just had so many things going on to get back into it, finish it off and publish it. It isn't something I personally have much use for and was really only made to see if such a thing was possible to prove the concept. If you want to give it a go the download is here and this post details the commands it adds that you can use to either convert a note type or create a new html note from scratch.

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