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Upgraded the editor -- everything working OK?

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Posted: December 18, 2005, 12:26 am - IP Logged

I spent a lot of time over the past few days upgrading the rich text editor to the latest version offered.  (It takes a lot of work to integrate something of this complexity.)

There are lots of bug fixes and incremental improvements, but most people won't notice big changes.  It's mainly one of those things I need to do every so often in order to keep the site up to date.

The main thing I'm concerned about is that everything works OK, without problems.

If anyone notices any weird bugs or something not working -- which was working previously -- please let me know.

By the way, in case "rich text editor" doesn't ring a bell, it's the input space where you enter all your forum posts, private messages, and Blog entries.  It's the thing that lets us all post some really cool posts, almost like mini web pages.

 

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    Posted: December 18, 2005, 12:36 am - IP Logged

    I spent a lot of time over the past few days upgrading the rich text editor to the latest version offered.  (It takes a lot of work to integrate something of this complexity.)

    There are lots of bug fixes and incremental improvements, but most people won't notice big changes.  It's mainly one of those things I need to do every so often in order to keep the site up to date.

    The main thing I'm concerned about is that everything works OK, without problems.

    If anyone notices any weird bugs or something not working -- which was working previously -- please let me know.

    By the way, in case "rich text editor" doesn't ring a bell, it's the input space where you enter all your forum posts, private messages, and Blog entries.  It's the thing that lets us all post some really cool posts, almost like mini web pages.

     

    Hi Todd,

     

    Ah Ha! So that was the culprit. I had some problems posting a bit ago, it said after I pasted my post in and clicked send that I could not send 2 posts at a time and that it was already sent!! LOL... The good news..... I refreshed the page and started all over again then it went though! Everything appears to be fine now.
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      Posted: December 18, 2005, 1:32 am - IP Logged

      Hurray!Thanks Todd for your hard work.

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        Posted: December 18, 2005, 1:54 am - IP Logged

        When posting, I don't get the tool bars any more. Liked having those!

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          Posted: December 18, 2005, 7:23 am - IP Logged

          When posting, I don't get the tool bars any more. Liked having those!

          Make sure it's not being caused by a slow-loading advertisement.  When you see nothing but a white box for a few seconds (no toolbars), try hitting the Escape (Esc) key on your keyboard, and see if that makes the toolbars load.  I noticed that there were a couple of times this morning that I didn't see the toolbars for a few seconds because the ad at the top of the page didn't load very fast.

          Also, if that doesn't work, try clearing your browser cache.  It's possible that you have some old code being saved in your browser.

           

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            Posted: December 18, 2005, 7:38 am - IP Logged

            Seems to be working well.  Thankee Mr. Todd.

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              Posted: December 18, 2005, 7:41 am - IP Logged

              When posting, I don't get the tool bars any more. Liked having those!

              Same here.

              With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

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                Posted: December 18, 2005, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                When posting, I don't get the tool bars any more. Liked having those!

                Same here.

                Did you read my suggestion?

                 

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                  Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:00 am - IP Logged

                  When posting, I don't get the tool bars any more. Liked having those!

                  Same here.

                  Did you read my suggestion?

                  Of course. I have pm'd you about this problem before.

                  With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

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                    Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                    Oh, if this is a problem that was in existence before, it was possible that this upgrade would have fixed it.  I guess it didn't, and I'll have to keep searching for a solution for that.

                     

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                      Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:06 am - IP Logged

                      Oh, if this is a problem that was in existence before, it was possible that this upgrade would have fixed it.  I guess it didn't, and I'll have to keep searching for a solution for that.

                      No big deal. the only thing I miss is the emoticons.

                      With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

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                        Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:37 am - IP Logged

                        Oh, if this is a problem that was in existence before, it was possible that this upgrade would have fixed it.  I guess it didn't, and I'll have to keep searching for a solution for that.

                        No big deal. the only thing I miss is the emoticons.

                        I'm working on it right now.  I think I'll have a solution for you shortly!

                         

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                          Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                          Thank you Todd,

                          I will have a go at it in due time.

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                            Posted: December 18, 2005, 8:55 am - IP Logged

                            OK   **whew ** time to give it another try, for those who can't access the rich text editor. For example, I think Juno users may still be having trouble.

                            I am typing this message right now with the alternative text editor, which does not give you anywhere near the features of the rich text editor, but provides some basic functions, like emoticons, bold, italics, underline, font face, font size, font color, lists, centered text, hyperlinks, images, and a preview function.

                            To disable the rich text editor (enabling the "lightweight" editor), go to Board Settings in the Control Panel menu, and then un-check the Use Rich Text Editor option.

                            This will affect ALL of your editors, including the forums editor, private messages, blog entries, and signature entry.

                            Let me know if it works for you!

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                              Posted: December 18, 2005, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                              I have run a bunch of tests, and added a preview feature for Blog entries (for use with the lightweight editor), and everything appears to be working OK.

                              We'll only find out once people who previously couldn't use the editor start to use the new one.  I'll be interested to hear your experiences.

                              BTW, I switched back to using the rich text editor myself, verifying that it is easy and painless to switch back & forth between the 2 editors.

                               

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