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document updated 10 years ago, on Nov 14, 2013
Vim's new features allow some tricks with the display that sometimes allow more full-fledged editors to be implemented inside Vim itself.

markdown editor

Vim's new conceal feature allows the markup text to be hidden, and to show the rendered text instead.


Vim as a spreadsheet


Others: [1] [2] [3]

display popup text, like Excel's "display comment"

These scripts are likely based on Vim's ballooneval feature, though that only works in GUIs. Alternative methods include amenu, and the completion feature.