Is it possible to open a word document in Rad Editor

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  1. Nirmala
    Nirmala avatar
    22 posts
    Member since:
    May 2011

    Posted 27 Sep 2011 Link to this post

     I have saved my word files in the database as blob file. When i open that file is it possible to open using rad editor 
    And provide a functionality to edit the document and save it back to database.

  2. Stanimir
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    1654 posts

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Nirmala,

    Unfortunately this is not possible. What you can do though is save the word files in rtf format and try loading them in the editor. Check the following online demo:  Editor / Import Export to RTF

    Keep in mind though that there are limitations in the import/export functionality of RadEditor. Here is more info on the matter:

    RadEditor uses two different free libraries to provide Import to RTF and Export to RTF features.
    The first one used to provide RFT to HTML importation is available in this CodeProject's article:
    The library used for HTML to RTF exportation is available here
    As you can see both libraries are written by different developers and they are not fully compatible with each other.

    For your convenience I prepared a list of know limitations of the Import and Export features of both libraries:

    RFT to HTML (Import)

    - supported. I was able to export bold formatting from the provided by you Bold.rtf file.
    italic - supported
    underline - supported
    foreground and background colors - supported
    table elements - unsupported
    images- unsupported
    indentations - unsupported

    HTML to RTF (export)

    bold - supported.
    italic - supported
    underline - unsupported
    foreground and background colors - unsupported
    table elements - partially supported - table borders are not exported
    images- unsupported
    indentations - supported

    The unsupported scenarios are hard for development and require more time for implementations and testing. Our development is concentrated currently on producing valid XHTML content and the import and export problems are logged with medium priority in our ToDo list. That is why we could not provide firm estimate for when this feature will be available.

    You should also note that good RTF import and export tools are very expensive and if we integrate such tools in RadEditor, the price of the Telerik suite will increase. That is why if you are currently not satisfied with the offered by RadEditor RTF functionality, you can search in Internet for another free or paid RTF to HTML importation and HTML to RTF exportation tools and we will help you to integrate them with RadEditor.

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team
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  3. Arron
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    Apr 2013

    Posted 08 May 2014 in reply to Nirmala Link to this post

    Hi, Nirmala.
    As for me, I have only tried to open the Word documents with the help of the Word reader. But I have never tried to open it using rad editor. So I wonder whether you have succeeded in it? I hope you success.Good luck.

    Best regards,
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