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Old 3 Oct 2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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FCKeditor 2.5 in beta

FCKeditor 2.5 is finally in beta testing. Given the changelog, it's looking like they've gone all out to create the most compatiable (incl Opera + Safari!), powerful (lots of options and hooks) and consistent (exactly same HTML on different platforms) web browser based HTML editor out there.

http://www.fckeditor.net/nightly/fck..._whatsnew.html

It would be really helpful if people could do some testing with different browsers. There's example editors here:

http://www.fckeditor.net/nightly/fck...s/default.html

One of the core things I'd like to test is Sample 12, switching to Enter=div mode because that's the mode I'd like to use by default. Previously this mode was very buggy (switching paragraphs to lists, then back, or switching source view mode would often break things). My quick testing suggested it appears to all work well now, but I know some of you out there are good at breaking things, so give it a go

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Old 3 Oct 2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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Wow, I know you're looking for more than my simple test but I couldn't wait to say the first things I noticed. It is fantastic. I did test the enter key then moved on to the other things I spotted. The enter with both the <BR> and <DIV> feel normal to me. The "Spell Checker" WORKS. That's "great" because I'm a terrible speller. Now for the next "Fantabulous" thing. Those "Smilies" are now so easy to add when needed. And yes, I did change the skin right away. I hated the default look and the Office 2003 has a very soothing, comfortable look/feel to it. (yep, it's all worth three smilies)

PS - Sorry, I had to much fun "using" it so I didn't try to break it yet. I will try that later...

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Old 3 Oct 2007, 03:47 PM   #3
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FYI I've posted to the blog about this as well.

http://blog.fastmail.fm/2007/10/03/h...-fckeditor-25/

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Old 3 Oct 2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Its not in my Beta how do I enable it please ?
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Old 3 Oct 2007, 05:31 PM   #5
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Its not in my Beta how do I enable it please ?
I just clicked on the second link in Rob's post.

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Old 3 Oct 2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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Yes Sherry, sorry I thought it was enabled in the Beta web mail thing....well I got toooooo excited again

I have done a quick test works well for me...
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Old 3 Oct 2007, 06:15 PM   #7
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I went to a Compose screen. Then I selected Text at the upper right. On the bottom right is an Action button, where yo can choose the new editors. So I chose FCKeditor.
But there is no spell check on it. I am not sure how this all works, but do I possibly have to download a newer version to my computer first?

Thanks,
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Old 3 Oct 2007, 06:31 PM   #8
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Any chance of adding it to the FM beta website as an option? Your link above works nicely in Safari 3.0.3 as far as I can tell. And I can't tell you how much I want to be able to compose HTML emails in the FM web interface using Safari on a Mac...
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Old 3 Oct 2007, 08:26 PM   #9
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Wow finally HTML Editor working in Safari! Seems to work but when you hit enter it goes down two lines - I think you already know of it!
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Old 3 Oct 2007, 11:10 PM   #10
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Neither of the two crippled browsers that my office allows can do anything in the editors. I'll try it tonight on my home computer.
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Old 4 Oct 2007, 12:55 AM   #11
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I went to a Compose screen.
Hi Susan,

It's not available on the Beta or Production servers yet so you need to click on the second link in Rob's post to try it out.

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Old 4 Oct 2007, 01:18 AM   #12
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Hi Sherry,
Well, strangely enough, when I do what I explained, I get a different HTML toolbar and I see spell check works automatically.

So what do you think is happening? Which HTML am I in? If I selecet the different choices that Rob mentioned on the bottom, I do get different toolbars.
Although the FCKeditor on the link from Rob is different.

Are these choices just there for when they are actually enabled and why are the toolbars different for each one?
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Old 4 Oct 2007, 01:50 AM   #13
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Hi Sherry,
Well, strangely enough, when I do what I explained, I get a different HTML toolbar and I see spell check works automatically.
Hmm, I don't see a spell check choice on the regular/beta compose screen. Maybe you have a spell checker add-on for Firefox or some other spell checker? Or perhaps you're seeing the one in Text mode? (or I'm just missing it)
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Although the FCKeditor on the link from Rob is different.
The one in Rob's post is just there for testing. It's a new version of FCKeditor and if it works well he may put that one into production for regular use.
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Are these choices just there for when they are actually enabled and why are the toolbars different for each one?
The three choices you can use in the compose screen are all enabled editors. Each one has different problems/features with them so users can pick the one that works best for them. Rob wants to get one that has most of the features everyone needs so they don't have to switch between them. He may think FCKeditor has become the one to use permanently after testing to make sure it works well for everyone.

Hope I explained that ok?

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Old 4 Oct 2007, 01:57 AM   #14
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Rob, I see you can now insert a picture from your hard drive. It's not active in your test site but thought I'd ask if it will still be available when it goes live? (great feature)

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Old 4 Oct 2007, 02:34 AM   #15
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I'm not getting the rich text editing at all in Opera 9.23 (WinXP). JavaScript is turned on. It didn't seem to make a difference if I enabled Java & plugins or not. I just see a text box with the raw html tags.
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