RadEditor Lite in WSS 3.0 Install Problem

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  1. Jamie
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    Posted 23 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I have been trying to install RadEditor Lite in my WSS 3.0 site and everything seems to go well during installation, but the editor never shows up in the site.  Here is what I have done. so far.  This is a single server sharepoint site.

    I used the directions found here...
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/installing-radeditor-in-wss-v3-environment.html

    1. I first installed ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.
    2. I made all the additions to the web.config file.
    3. I made the addition to the default.master file.
    4. I did not do anything with the section on "using UpdatePanels within Sharepoint" as that did not seem to apply.  Maybe this is where I went wrong?
    5. I extracted the solution to c: drive.
    6. I added the solution.
    7. I deployed the solution.
    8. I edited the toolsfile.xml and the listtoolsfile.xml.  I followed these directions as best I could because the the path was different.  It seems that the directions were written for older version of RadEditor.  For example, I did not have a "resources folder".  My two files where in a folder called "editor".
    9. While not specified in the directions I did go to my site in Sharepoint and activate both "Use RadEditor to edit List Items" and "Use RadEditor to edit List Items in Internet Explorer as well".
    10.  I opened up IE went to my wiki, clicked on Edit, and I still have the default sharepoint editor.
    11.  I opened up Mozilla, went to my wiki and did not have any editor at all.

    So somewhere I got something wrong.  Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    Jamie Edwards
    System Administrator
    Sensors, Inc.
  2. Stanimir
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    Posted 26 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,

    Could you please tell us exactly which version of RadEditor for MOSS did you install. You should know that the light version of the Editor is not ASP.NET AJAX enabled, so it does not require ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.

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  3. Jamie
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    Posted 26 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    The file I downloaded from your site was named RadEditorMOSS_4_5_4.zip.

    Jamie
  4. Stanimir
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    Posted 29 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,

    In our online help you can find information on how to use the editor in different MOSS scenarios.
    1. Using the RadEditor WebPart
    2. Using RadEditor in List Items
    3. Using RadEditor in Web Content Management scenario

    I think that you will find these helpful.


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  5. Jamie
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    Posted 30 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I followed the directions in  Using RadEditor in List Items.  And I still see the default editor.

    To be specific I...

    1.  Went to the top level and clicked on Site Actions, but I did not have a "Modify All Site Settings." just Site Settings.
    So I went ahead an enabled both "Use RadEditor to edit List Items" options, the non IE and the IE one.
    2.  I also did this on the site that hosts my wiki.
    3.  I did an IISReset.
    4.  I went back to my wiki, and I still don't see any editor in Mozilla, nor do I see get the RADEditor in IE.

    What else could be wrong?

    Thanks for all the help so far!

    Jamie
  6. Stanimir
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    Posted 02 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Jamie,

    Try to open a command prompt window and type iisreset to reset the Internet Information Server. This will prevent problems caused by caching.

    Once the RadEditor for MOSS features are activated they will affect only the current site. You need to activate the RadEditor features for each site individually.

    Sincerely yours,
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  7. Jamie
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    Posted 02 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I already tried an "iisreset".

    I did activate it on each individual site.

    What else could be wrong?

    Jamie
  8. Answer
    Stanimir
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    Posted 04 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,

    Could you please make sure that you logged as an Administrator user.

    The first time you activate a RadEditor feature, you must be logged as an Administrator user. This is required, because the editor needs to update the default list editing template by copying a file - from \TEMPLATE\FEATURES\RadEditorFeature\RadEditorList.ascx to \TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\RadEditorList.ascx.

    The file is copied by the IIS worker process, which in turn is impersonating the currently logged in user. That is why you need to be logged in as an Administrator to be able to copy the file. Once the file is copied, any user can activate/deactivate the RadEditor features. The RadEditorList.ascx file will stay until you uninstall the RadEditor for MOSS product. This means that is you upgrade to a newer version of the editor, you will need to re-activate (deactivate and then activate) the editor feature on any of the sites (only one is needed) in order for the RadEditorList.ascx file to be copied again. Again you should be logged in with an Administrator user when you activate the feature for the first time after an upgrade.

    Sincerely yours,
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  9. Jamie
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    Posted 04 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Yep that was it.  I did everything but the activitation on the server as administrator.  I always use my laptop to browse sharepoint, so I was logged in as myself when I tried to activate.  So to fix I logged in Sharepoint as "administrator" deactivated and reactivated.  I also had to do an iisreset.  Then everything was fine.

    I read in a blog that I could add the "AjaxSpellCheck" tool to the "listtoolsfile.xml" file to activate spellchecking.  Would that require me to keep the AJAX extenstion that I already installed by mistake?  Or should I go back and uninstall and reverse all the changes I made when installing AJAX?

    Thanks!

    Jamie
  10. Stanimir
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    Posted 09 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Jamie,

    There is no need to install ASP.NET AJAX in your MOSS site.

    In order to enable the AjaxSpellCheck tool, you need to modify the ToolsFile.xml which is located in the following folder:

    /Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/web server extensions/wpresources/RadEditorSharePoint/4.5.4.0__1f131a624888eeed/RadControls/Editor/

    and add the following tool:

    <tool name="AjaxSpellCheck"/>

    To enable the AjaxSpellCheck tool in List (Wiki) scenario, open the ListToolsFile.xml file and add the following tag:

    <tool name="AjaxSpellCheck"/>





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  11. Jamie
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    Posted 09 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Thank you!

    Jamie
  12. Jamie
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    Posted 16 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    I got the Ajax Spellchecking working.  Thanks, it is very nice!  I got two more questions for you...

    1.  Is there any other free tools I should consider enabling?

    2. Why does your editor only have a handful of fonts when the default had a hundred or so?

    Thanks!

    Jamie
  13. Stanimir
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    Posted 17 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Jamie,

    By default the MOSSEditor uses all fonts that are installed in Windows . Unfortunately you can get this information only in Internet Explorer. Since RadEditor for MOSS is a cross browser solution, by default it  uses only the most common fonts for Web.

    You should know that you can customize the Fonts DropDown by modifying the respective ToolsFile.xml.
    More information you can find in the following online help article: http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet/editor/fonts.html

    I hope this helps.


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  14. Jamie
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    Posted 17 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Yes that makes sense about the fonts.  Thank you!

    How about my other question...

    Is there any other free tools I should consider enabling?

    Thanks!
  15. Stanimir
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    Posted 20 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,

    The only other free control from the ASP.NET AJAX Controls package is the RadFormDecorator.
    You can find more information about in our online demos site http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax/formdecorator/examples/overview/defaultcs.aspx

    I hope this helps.


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  16. Jamie
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    Posted 20 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Great, thanks!

    Jamie
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