Using RAD Editor in List items

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  1. Vijaya
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    Posted 30 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    I've downloaded the RADEditor Lite edition for MOSS.
    I want to use the RADEditor as the default rich text editor for my list objects.
    I've followed the instructions given in the installtion doc(chm file) for using  RADEditor for list items. But I'm not getting the RADEditor as the default rich text editor. I've tried IISRESEY as well. But no luck..

    Can you please let me know where have I gone wrong?

    Thanks in advance.....
  2. George
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    Posted 02 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Vijaya,

    Could you please go to the form where the editor should be visible and from that page, go to site settings and then site features and then check if the features are active. It is important to be on the form page with the editor, since sometimes the form is in a different site.

    Next, check if the following file is present on the server: \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\RadEditorList.ascx
    If the editor features are activated successfully, the file should be there. If it is not, then the feature was not activated successfully. Check if the account you used to activate the features has administrative privileges. You need to activate the features with an administrator account .

    Finally, if you still cannot see the editor, then perhaps there is something wrong with the installation. In this case I suggest that you retract and re-deploy the RadEditor solution and check the steps above.

    I hope this helps.

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  3. Vijaya
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    Posted 02 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Thanks for the reply.George.

    I've followed all the steps mentioned in your aswer.
    The RadEditor is successfully installed successfully. The .ascx file is also existing in the speciifed folder.

    I've re-installed the RADEditor as well. But no luck.
    Any suggestions?
  4. George
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    Posted 03 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    H Vijaya,

    Please open the page where RadEditor should be visible. Next open the server's event log -  Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer and choose Application. What is the thrown error? 


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  5. Lee
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    Posted 08 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Has anything been resolved with this issue?  I've run into the same issue as Vijaya.

    In addition I set the scope to use "Site" instead of "Web".  I verified this by activating "RadEditor to edit List Items" and "RadEditor to edit List Items in IE as well" in the Site Features page. 

    I also followed the instructions on this page:
    http://www.telerik.com/help/moss/editor/using%20radeditor%20in%20list%20items.html

    I also verified that this file was in the appropriate folder: "RadEditorList.ascx".  I also reset IIS and found 0 errors in the Event Viewer Application log when accessing the form where the Editor should exist.

    I have been able to use the Rad Editor in a Web Content Management Solution. 

    Thoughts?

  6. Lini
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    Posted 10 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Hello,

    If you have changed the scope of the editor features to Site, then I assume you are activating them from the "Site Collection Features" page and not the "Site Features" page. Also, if you have multiple WFEs in your farm, verify that the RadEditorList.ascx file is present in the CONTROLTEMPLATES folder of all the WFEs.


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  7. Lee
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    Posted 10 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    I just discovered that the Telerik editor isn't being used when the column type is RichHTML.  Apparently using column type "multiline" with the option "Enhanced rich text" selected successful brings up the Telerik editor.  That solves that problem.  Any thoughts on whether future releases of the Telerik Editor Lite will work with column type RichHTML in Lists? 

    NOTE: I want to clarify that RichHTML uses the Telerik editor just fine in Web Content Management. The problem occurs in Lists.

    Also, on a seperate note, I noticed that when editing my List with the Telerik editor, the content saved in the "multiline/enhanced rich text" column type is being the following div tag: <div class="ExternalClass1D460F52254E421F86AB97C9028FEA7D">MY CONTENT HERE</div>

    This extra div is forcing my copy to break on another line when it shouldn't be.  After some debugging I noticed that during saving my List, you have some javascript that removes any reference to that div.  Using my debugger I added some breakpoints in that function.  Here I noticed that it appears to correctly strip my content of that div tag.  However, after completing my save and viewing the content in my browser, the div tag is still there. 

    One last note, when I change column type from using "Enhanced rich text" to just "rich text", the div problem is successfully removed.  In my case, the column needs to be "Enhanced" so that solution will not work.

    Is this a known bug?  Please advise.  Thanks.
  8. Lini
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    Posted 11 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Hi,

    You are correct - the 4.x version of the RadEditor for MOSS does not override the RichHtml rendering template - only the RichText one.

    As for the extra <div> element - it seems to be a MOSS issue. We found that MOSS adds an extra element each time you save the content of a list element using the enhanced rich text column - e.g. if you edit the list item three times, you will have three nested <div> elements. We remove all these elements before the content is saved, but some MOSS code is executed after that and it adds a new <div> wrapper element. Unfortunately, until now we have not found a way to prevent this.

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  9. Nicolas
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    Posted 29 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Do you know when this issue (RadEditor not working on RichHtml in Lists) will be resolved ? I'm still experiencing the problem...

    Thanks a lot,
    Nicolas
  10. Lini
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    Posted 30 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Nicolas,

    The issue has already been resolved in the 5.x version of the RadEditor for MOSS. We now override both the RichHtmlField and RichTextField rendering templates. To enable/disable each template you just have to go to the Site Settings page and enable/disable the appropriate feature.

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  11. Gareth Rowlands
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    Posted 19 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    That makes sense but the latest version of RAD Editor Lite I can find to download is 4.5.6. Is there a version of RAD Editor Lite that doesn't suffer this bug?
  12. Stanimir
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    Posted 20 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Gareth,

    Correctly at this point the latest version of the Lite version of RadEditor for MOSS is 4.5.6. So there is no Lite version, which has this issue resolved.


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  13. pervez azam
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    Posted 30 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Rich text editor doesnt work, please help
  14. Stanimir
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    Posted 01 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hi pervez azam,

    Make sure that you are logged as administrator user when you activate the feature for the first time. 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.

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  15. sohil makwana
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    Posted 08 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hi, Does prerequisite for RAD Editor Lite 4.5.6 is AJAX 1.0 extension and web.config changes for AJAX?
  16. Stanimir
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    Posted 09 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hello sohil,
    RAD Editor Lite 4.5.6 is based on the classic ASP.NET RadEditor. It does not require extending your MOSS site with ASP.NET AJAX. RadEditor for MOSS 5.x is based on the latest ASP.NET AJAX version of RadEditor, so it requires the MOSS site to be AJAXified.

    All the best,
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  17. sohil makwana
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    Posted 09 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Thanks, really helpful.

    SOHIL
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