Replace original editor with RadEditor

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  1. Krzysztof
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    Oct 2010

    Posted 26 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    We started using SharePoint 2010 in our company, mostly as wiki. But after some time spend on it we are facing some serious issues. There are connected with original SharePoint Editor (this Ribbon style). Of course it looks nice and pretty but it's absolutely unusable.
    For example if i want to select large amount of text and change style. My browser (no matter which IE, FF, Chrome) slows down, everything freezes while sharepoint is changing preview of text. I takes too much time. I couldn't find solution to this behavior so i started digging for some replacement. So i got Telerik_AJAX_Controls_For_Sharepoint2010_2010_3_1022_Trial.zip. Installation, then enabling Featues, IIS reset.

    And here the problem begins, in help there are steps to take in SharePoint Designer.
    1. Open a page in the Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2010. Select the page you wish to modify and choose Edit Page Layout.

    I can't even find option to Edit Page Layout. When i took some random page, edited it in advanced mode (which is not described in help)
    Added line 
    <%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.SharePoint.FieldEditor" Assembly="RadEditorSharePoint, Version=6.0.2.0, culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1f131a624888eeed" %>

    I stopped at next step, i can't find <PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField ... >  tag on page. I tried to create new one, no success.

    Funny thing that when i create new page in browser, i have RadEditor control below original Ribbon Editor. After saving and editing page again - it dissapears. Only original Editor.

    What am I doing wrong? How to enable this? Our company forces us to use SharePoint, it has so many options, but with it's original slow editor it's impossible to work with.

  2. Stanimir
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    Posted 27 Oct 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Krzysztof,

    Review the following online help articles:
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/sp2010-using-radeditor-webpart.html
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/sp2010-using-radeditor-in-list-items.html
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/sp2010-using-radeditor-in-web-content-management-scenario.html

    What I suggest you to do is Using the feature, which is described in the last article, and do not replace the RichHtmlField in SharePoint designer.

    In addition if you are editing large amounts of text review the following online demo: http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-ajax-beta/editor/examples/workingwithlargecontent/defaultcs.aspx. Also you will need the information in the following two articles:
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/sp2010-removing-tools-from-toolbar.html
    http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/sp2010-set-properties-via-config-file.html


    Sincerely yours,
    Stanimir
    the Telerik team
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  3. Krzysztof
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    Posted 05 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Thanks for response.

    I got it work partially on new site (template - Enterprise Wiki), i checked on home site.
    On my current site (template - Blank Site) there is still an issue.

    But ok, i can live with that. The bigger problem is when i create new Library (Wiki Page Library) and i want to edit it, RadEditor is absent.
    Checked on current site, and completely new with template Wiki.

    How can i enable RadEditor on Wiki Page Library? Is it possible?
  4. Stanimir
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    Posted 10 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Krzysztof,

    Could you provide me with a screen shot where you can show exactly where you expect to use RadEditor for SP2010?

    Currently you can use it in:
    1. WebPart scenario.
    2. List and Blog scenrarios.
    3. WCM and Wiki scenarios.

    By reviewing the screen shot I will be able to tell you if the place where you expect the editor to appear is one of these scenarios.


    Best wishes,
    Stanimir
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  5. Krzysztof
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    Posted 06 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Sorry for delay. 

    As you can see on screenshot "main_page" i can use Telerik editor to edit page. This is our's site home page.
    Then i created new Wiki Library ("new_library")
    I went to home page of this library and try to edit. Telerik editor is on the bottom of the page, and still there is this ugly default ribbon on top ("library_main")
    Another step i provided was creating new page in library ("new_page"). In this scenario i could edit page with RadEditor ("new_page_editor").
    I saved.
    But the problem is even bigger, nothing was actually saved. I opened same page to edit again ("edit_new_page") and it was blank. Also RadEditor is on the bottom and completely useless.

    There is also my features configuration in attachment ("features").

    What is the problem?
  6. Stanimir
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    Posted 06 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Krzysztof,

    Thank you for the provided information. We are aware of this issue and it will be fixed for the Q3.SP1 release of RadEditor for SP2010. The release is scheduled for the middle of the month.


    Regards,
    Stanimir
    the Telerik team
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