How can I change the Basic Page Editor to radEditor?

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  1. blee
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    Jan 2007

    Posted 27 Feb 2007 Link to this post

    I have followed the instructions here, and find that when I am editing Basic Page, it is still using the out-of-box editor instead of radEditor.

    Did I miss some important steps?

    Thanks.
  2. Lini
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    Posted 28 Feb 2007 Link to this post

    Hello Benny,

    If I understand correctly, you are using the Site Actions > Create Page  option to create a new page. In this case, if you want to use our editor, you will need to open the page using SharePoint Designer and replace the default editor (see the help topic Using r.a.d.editor in Web Content Management scenario) from the editor documentation.

    If this is not the case, please give us some more details about the problem.

    Regards,
    Lini
    the telerik team

  3. blee
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    Posted 28 Feb 2007 Link to this post

    Hi Lini,

    Thanks for the guide.  But actually, what I mean is that after I created a document library (which use Basic Page as its template), the editor is still the MS-default one although I have gone through the steps.  Is it possible for me to set it into radEditor?

    Thanks.
  4. Lini
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    Posted 06 Mar 2007 Link to this post

    Hello Benny,

    The scenario you described is different from what I initially assumed. The "Basic Page" is actually a web part page with only one web part - the default content editor web part. Naturally, it is not cross-browser compatible and you want to replace it. This is possible through the SharePoint Designer - Open the site with Designer, expand the Document Library (e.g. Shared Documents) and open the page you created. You can then add a new radEditor web part by clicking the Title Bar web part zone and selecting it from the Server Gallery. After you add the editor web part you can replace the default content editor web part with ours.

    We tried this scenario but there was one drawback - the "edit content" link on the page is hardwired to the default content editor, so after we replaced it with our web part, the link no longer worked. You could still edit the web part and save its content through the right web part menu.

    Overall, our conclusion is that it is possible to replace the editor in the "Basic Page" scenario, however, the user experience will be different so you need to decide whether the solution we offered is good for you or not.

    Greetings,
    Lini
    the telerik team
  5. Yang
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    Posted 05 Feb 2008 Link to this post

    after installing rad editor in moss, is there a aspx page, like htmledit.aspx, to launch the rad editor directly?

    Thanks,
    -Yang
  6. Lini
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    Posted 15 Feb 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Yang,

    There is no .aspx file that opens the editor directly in MOSS 2007. If you just want to have a page with the editor inside, you can do that with little effort. Here is an example:

    <%@ Page language="C#" %> 
    <%@ Register Tagprefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint" Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=4.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" %> 
    <%@ Register TagPrefix="radE" Assembly="RadEditor.Net2, Version=7.3.2.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=852c9eb6525c1b53" Namespace="Telerik.WebControls" %> 
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">  
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">  
        <title>Html Editor</title> 
    </head> 
    <body> 
        <form id="form1" runat="server">  
            <telerik:MOSSRadEditor ID="RadEditor1" runat="server" ToolbarMode="Default"></telerik:MOSSRadEditor> 
        </form> 
    </body> 
    </html> 

    Save the above aspx file with the name HtmlEditor.aspx in \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\. After that you should be able to access the page from http://yourserver/_layouts/HtmlEditor.aspx

    I hope this helps.

    Greetings,
    Lini
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  7. Yang
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    Posted 25 Feb 2008 Link to this post

    What does RadEditorFeatureIE do? it doesn't have elementmanifest and it can't auto-activate RadEditorFeature either(since it is not hidden). How does this feature work?
  8. Lini
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    Posted 29 Feb 2008 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Initially, our editor replaced the original rich text editor only on non-IE browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari). However, some of our customers wanted to have the same experience in all browsers, so we added a second feature that activates RadEditor in Internet Explorer as well. This way it is possible to replace the editor in all browsers and only non-IE browsers as well. The RadEditorFeatureIE depends on the original RadEditorFeature so in order to activate it, you need to have the other feature active as well.

    Regards,
    Lini
    the Telerik team

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