A user of Show
September 22, 2017
Hi Chad, thank you so much for this wise and honest feedback.
To make a long story short, I was initially working on a personal automated text formatting add-on project (for French and English typography rules).
To start with this programming, I had to be able to view hidden symbols, which I programmed as part of my project.
In the middle of this project, realizing it could be useful to others, I decided to make this view module available to everyone - Show extension is the result.
It has a few bugs, and some poorly-thought functions (like multiple hits on show button duplicating marks again and again - d'oh!), and I probably won't correct these in this version of the program, because I'm now reaching the end of my larger project of auto-formatting module, which includes much enhanced (and corrected) show functions (along with some fresh new bugs, I guess).
I probably have one or two months of work left before publishing. The add-on will of course still be free, and also ads-free. And it will keep on "altering" documents, because Apps Script gives me no other choice - in the sense that in order to show a line feed, it will have to insert a real line-feed character (but I promise I'll make sure to restore things properly upon "hiding")
To give you and others an idea of what it will be like (and apologize for not updating current version of Show), here's a preview video of where I am so far: