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Can't select text in Rich Text Editor

  Asked By: Stacey    Date: Jan 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2952

Up until a couple of days ago I could happily invoke and use the Rich
Text Editor on some basic pages I had created in a Document Library on
a portal area.

Now when I click 'Edit Content' I'm now getting a message saying

"Press SPACEBAR or ENTER to activate and use this control"

When I do that, I can use all the buttons on the editor but I cannot
get focus in the main text editing area.

Any ideas ? I had some windoes updates applied. Could tha be it ?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alexis Ellis     Answered On: Jan 26

I've been getting that same message  for the last few days  and was
wondering about that too. I started seeing it in Outlook Web Access, and
I saw it in one other location, although I forget where.

Was there an automatic Windows update that introduced this?

Answer #2    Answered By: Percy Beach     Answered On: Jan 26

Has anyone else experienced this problem with respect to the Content editor  Web Part. I'm seeing it pose a problem on a number of machines, with a few different versions of the behavior.

On one machine, if you go into the Rich text  Editor, the message  is displayed, but you can click  on the message, and begin using the editor.

On a second machine, if you go into the rich  Text Editor the first time, the message is displayed, and you can't do anything. However, you can click Cancel on the editor, but remain in the web part properties pane, re-enter the rich text editor, and begin typing.

On a third machine, you can never do anything in the editor, even if you follow the path of the second machine, where you go in, cancel, and go back in.

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer #3    Answered By: Mary Adams     Answered On: Jan 26

Yeah, i can't use the Rich Text Editor in the CEWP at all. It's related to an
IE update forced by a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft. You can
read about it here http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1895907,00.asp. You
probably picked up the update through Windows Update. I don't know much about
it but I'm pretty sure that's the issue you're facing. I've read you can remove
the particular update for now, but I'm sure it will become part of a Service
Pack or something eventually. It's very frustrating, it seems like users are
the real losers here.

Answer #4    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jan 26

I had seen a number of articles about the antitrust settlement and why it's happening. I agree with you that the users are the real losers. I'd love to see what the work around is to solving this, since I have several end users beating down my door for a solution.

Answer #5    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Jan 26

Has no one else encountered this issue with the content editor  web part? Anyone have a solution? This is driving me crazy, and I’m not finding anything on MSDN, Google, Yahoo, or MSN.

I’ve attached a picture of what I see. Hitting Space Bar or Enter closes the control. Clicking on it does nothing. Ignoring it and staring at it does nothing.

Answer #6    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Jan 26

take a look at: KB912812 on microsoft support site.

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