Considering your editor, but need these features:

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  1. David
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    Posted 27 Jan Link to this post

     

    Hi, 

    We have a desktop application used to edit specification documents. These docs are basically long outline-numbered lists with hierarchical list formatting. We've been wanting to move our application to the web, but haven't found an editor control with all the features we need. These are:

    • Support for hierarchical list numbering. I understand this is possible with your control even though it's not supported out-of-the-box.
    • Very solid import and export for RTF and DOCX, including support for those outline lists. We are willing to use a third-party library to convert the RadEditor's HTML to DOCX or RTF, if that's what it takes. We just want to know if it is possible at all. Users will be doing a LOT of this with our application.
    • Track changes, including preserving track changes in imported/exported documents. Users will work a lot of with existing documents, and will want to bring in documents that already have tracked changes in them. I understand you support tracked changes (very nice!) Just want to make sure the import/export is solid as well.
    • Paragraph identification. We need to track a paragraph throughout a document's lifecycle. We thought maybe a bookmark or maybe an anchor could be used for this.

    What do you say--could our requirements be fulfilled with your product, or are we stuck in the Desktop world for a while longer?

    Best Regards,

    David

  2. David
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    Posted 27 Jan Link to this post

    Also we would need these capabilities:

    • Able to toggle visibility of certain text on the document (support for Hidden font format). So we should be able to have a custom button that, when clicked, hides all text with a certain style in the document.
    • Abililty to show hidden text (think the Paragraph Mark button in Word) to display spaces and hidden text
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  4. David
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    Posted 27 Jan Link to this post

    Lastly (and this may be the deal-breaker), we need

    • Word-like page layout and print preview, like in the DevExpress editor control. (They don't have Track Changes, but you guys do...you don't have Page Layout, and they do...bummer!)
  5. Ianko
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    Posted 01 Feb Link to this post

    Hello,

    You can find below the answers to your question:

    • Q: Support for hierarchical list numbering. I understand this is possible with your control even though it's not supported out-of-the-box.

      A: Hierarchical or nested lists are supported. Just use the Indent and Outdent tools in order to control the level of the currently selected list item.


    • Q: Very solid import and export for RTF and DOCX, including support for those outline lists. We are willing to use a third-party library to convert the RadEditor's HTML to DOCX or RTF, if that's what it takes. We just want to know if it is possible at all. Users will be doing a LOT of this with our application.

      A: HTML lists that are generated in RadEditor can be exported to RTF or DOCX using the built-in export engine. As for import, if there is some custom style applied to the bullet icons, those will not be imported, but the list nesting should be imported properly.


    • Q: Track changes, including preserving track changes in imported/exported documents. Users will work a lot of with existing documents, and will want to bring in documents that already have tracked changes in them. I understand you support tracked changes (very nice!) Just want to make sure the import/export is solid as well.

      A: Track changes are not supported in Import/Export scenario. The Track Changes feature is stringly related to RadEditor and HTML. Thus, it cannot be integrated somehow with the MS Word Track Changes functionality. 

    • Q: Paragraph identification. We need to track a paragraph throughout a document's lifecycle. We thought maybe a bookmark or maybe an anchor could be used for this.

      A: I am not sure what would this bookmark or anchor would do. How it should be used, inserted, managed, etc.? I am unable to consult on that as I am not able to understand properly what the requirement is. 

    • Q: Able to toggle visibility of certain text on the document (support for Hidden font format). So we should be able to have a custom button that, when clicked, hides all text with a certain style in the document.

      A: You can do that by implementing your own buttons for that. One to add the HTML for such a paragraph, and one to toggle visibility. 

    • Q: Abililty to show hidden text (think the Paragraph Mark button in Word) to display spaces and hidden text.

      A: There is no such option in RadEditor. At all, I am unable to suggest even a custom solution for such a scenario how to show these symbols in HTML. If you have any solid programmatic way to show them in an HTML document, please, do let me know. That way I might be able to suggest a technique to integrate it with RadEditor.

    • Q: Word-like page layout and print preview, like in the DevExpress editor control. (They don't have Track Changes, but you guys do...you don't have Page Layout, and they do...bummer!)

      A: RadEditor is an HTML editor that generates HTML documents. Thus, page layout is not something that is supported and can be achieved in the scope of HTML documents creation.  

    Let me know if there are any other questions on the matter.

    Regards,
    Ianko
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