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  Asked By: Scot    Date: Nov 29    Category: MOSS    Views: 1846

Basically there is a company out there that offers a rich text editor
web part that can be used instead of a Content Editor Web Part and it
provides the same rich text editing functionality. (without the
source editor however).
My question is that the other instances of a rich text editor in MOSS
(such as a blog response or a rich text field in a list column) do
not get replaced.
This is a problem because users using Firefox or Safari have issues
with the native RTE in MOSS.(the formatted text shows up as just
plain text)

Any idea how to either:
1. Get the native RTE in MOSS to play nicely with those other browsers
2. Install some sort of replacement to the native RTE in MOSS?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Nov 29

Telerik offers a replacement  Content editor  that should do the trick -

Answer #2    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Nov 29

The whole text  editor situation in moss  is a complete embarrassment,
IMHO. In November 2006 I was out in vegas at the MS DevConnections for
.net, moss and the like.

In every single .net session they would talk about how MS has finally
realized there's more than IE out there and were proud to show off
AJAX.net and how they made it work in IE, Firefox, Safari and even

Then I get back and have to start playing with MOSS and really have to
question how the AJAX.net team managed to pull this off while the MOSS
team seems to have reverted back in time to markup and functionality
circa 1998.


ANYWAYS...I've been playing with Telerik's RadEditor. It's definitely
better than the built in one. I do find it odd that a person can add
both the Text editor  web part  AND RadEditor web  parts to the same
page, though. So I can see some folks building pages at work and find
they can only edit half of it when they go home and use Firefox.

All that said, if you install  RadEditor, you can go to SITE FEATURES
and you'll see two features you can activate:

- Use RadEditor to edit List Items
- Use radEditor to edit List Items in Itnernet Explorer as well.

That might help.

Answer #3    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Nov 29

In all fairness, since MOSS/WSS3 preceded AJAX.net expecting an OOTB
MOSS editor  that supports AJAX might be a bit of a stretch...

Answer #4    Answered By: Bhairavi Damle     Answered On: Nov 29

I could care less about AJAX. In fact, I don't think a good text
editor should be part  of the back end code at all. Something like
TinyMCE that is pure javascript seems to be the best way to
accommodate the fact that the world does not all use IE.

The frustration is that MS knowingly and intentionally released MOSS
knowing that their text  editor would ONLY work in IE.

Answer #5    Answered By: Leeann Hull     Answered On: Nov 29

Sorry for the double post but here is a link directly to the rad
editor intergration with sharepoint



Answer #6    Answered By: Vaasu Radhakrishna     Answered On: Nov 29

Telerik has one and I believe they have instructions on how to
replace the Sharepoint one with the RAD editor.


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