PyCharm EDU 3 - using the tutorial, input in the Task Description window

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I was very excited to see that PyCharm EDU 3 is out as I have heard that using non-English languages to do task descriptions may now be possible (my plan is to use it to do tutorials using Chinese characters).  As I am going through the tutorial (here: https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm-edu/quickstart/getting_started_educators.html ) I find there are a few things not quite working yet.  For example when you add a file to your task it is apparently visible to the student by default (the tutorial talks about needing to make it visible).  Minor issue with the tutorial.

A bigger problem seems to be that the edit button on the Task Description window doesn't work.  When I click the button (as instructed in the tutorial) nothing happens - there is a task.html file in my task directory but it doesn't load and it is not open for editing.  I can edit the task.html file using an editor but even then it doesn't appear in the Task Description window of PyCharm EDU 3.  I can't determine if this is due to the tutorial being outdated or PyCharm EDU being broken.

I am working on Arch Linux and set up my virtual machine for my lesson using Python 3.5.

PyCharm EDU is a project I want to love but if I can't write lessons using the tool it is not useful to me.  Any assistance is appreciated!

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Hi Thomas!

Yes, Chinese characters should be available now.

> For example when you add a file to your task it is apparently visible to the student by default (the tutorial talks about needing to make it visible).  Minor issue with the tutorial.

You are right when you create file in PyCharm Edu it's visible to students by default. 

Image was drag-and-dropped in tutorial. That's why it was first invisible for students. Sorry that it's not clear.

>A bigger problem seems to be that the edit button on the Task Description window doesn't work.

It should work. In fact, this button is one of new features in 3.0 version. To edit task description for any task you should open some task file first (files that are visible to student). Do you have any files opened? What text does your Task Description panel show you?

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>It should work. In fact, this button is one of new features in 3.0 version.
It did after a bit of fiddling. The tutorial makes it look like as soon as you add the picture you can start describing a task, I didn't realize (from reading the tutorial) that you must click a task first and then you can describe it, thought that adding the picture into the task set the task up for description.

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For got to mention - loving the support for Chinese characters! 加油! (Keep it up!).

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Sorry for any confusion with tutorial.

Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you face any problems with PyCharm Edu.

By the way, if you have any features missing you are welcome to create tickets in our issue tracker:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/EDU

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