Table Wizard

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  1. claudz
    claudz avatar
    39 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2007

    Posted 22 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik Team,

    We've found a few little bugs within r.a.dEditor. I'm wondering if you have a solution or possible workaround for them.

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    If we already have a table with content created and then try to modify it with the "Set Table Properties" (Table Wizard), we notice the following problems:

    In the Table Design tab:
    • When the column span or row span option is used, the text in the spanned cell is lost. Can this be changed so that instead of deleting the text, the text from both cells is merged (like in Word)?
    • You should be able to add a row to the bottom of the cell that is highlighted. Instead, it always adds a row to the bottom of the table. There is no consistency of operation in relation to the add Column function, which correctly adds a column to the left of the cell that is highlighted.
    • You should be able to delete the column of the cell that is highlighted. Instead, it always deletes the right-most column.
    • You should be able to delete the row of the cell that is highlighted. Instead, it always deletes the bottom row of the table.
    In the Table Properties tab:
    • Border: You can change the thickness of the outside border, but cannot change the thickness of the cell border lines.
    • In the horizontal and vertical boxes are options to turn various outside border lines on/off and various inside border lines on/off. The way these toggle switches work is not intuitive. If you click on a toggle that shows only the left outside border, you would think that it would remove all lines except the left border. Instead, it only affects the outside border by turning off the top, right & bottom border….. it does not affect the inside borders at all.  Equally speaking, if you hit the toggle to show only vertical inside borders, it does not affect the outside border at all.

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    When we have a paragraph that contains both bold and normal text, and make it Bulleted, for some reason all text is automatically changed to bold and cannot be unbolded unless we edit the html code. This has happened to the text above the red asterisks. Originally, the word Border was bold and the rest was normal. As soon as I made the paragraph a bulleted item, all text including and after the word Border changed to bold (including the text in this paragraph). Can this be fixed?

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    In Microsoft Word, when you highlight text, you have the ability to click and drag the highlighted text to a new location. I noticed this cannot be done in radEditor. You have to use cut and paste. Could this drag and drop functionality be implemented in radEditor?

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    Sorry for putting all these issues into one long post. It just saved me from entering a seperate post for each issue.

    I look forward to your reply,

    Thanks,
    Claudz

  2. Lini
    Admin
    Lini avatar
    2146 posts

    Posted 28 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I have verified the following issues and logged them as bugs. They should be fixed in a future release of the RadEditor for MOSS (version 5.x).

    Table design:
    - when merging cells (increasing rowspan or colspan), the content of the merged cell will be lost.
    - when adding a row, the new one is not added near the selected cell. Instead it is added to the bottom of the table.
    - when deleting a row/column, the designer deletes the last one instead of the one, which is selected.

    As a workaround, you can use the table context menu to add/remove/merge/split rows and columns at the proper locations. In this case you do not need to wait for the table dialog to load.

    Table Properties:
    - border width is applied only to the outside table borders

    The various border style buttons work in a very simple way - you can choose one style for the outside borders and one style for the inside borders. For example, if you have selected an outside border on "all four sides" and then select an outside border on "left side", then the previous outside (all four sides) border style will be removed. If you have selected an outside border "all four sides" and then select an inside border "between columns" then both styles will be applied (one for outside and one for inside).

    The problem with bold text and lists is probably browser related. I managed to reproduce it in Internet Explorer, but Firefox was OK. I will spend some more time researching it.

    Regarding the last issue, I was able to select text and drag it in a different location in the editor (select some text in the editor and drag it someplace else in the content area). I was even able to do it from Microsoft Word (select some text in a Word document and then drag & drop it in the editor content area). I tried using both IE 7 and Firefox 2. If you are experiencing problems with this, please give us some more details, so I can try to reproduce it locally.

    Best wishes,
    Lini
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  3. claudz
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    39 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2007

    Posted 28 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Lini,

    Thankyou for all your help. I look forward to your next release :) In the meantime, we'll use the context menu as you suggested.

    Regarding the last issue, I tried again, selecting text and dragging and it worked this time, so I must have done something wrong before. My apologies! The dragging and dropping from Word feature is really cool :) I didn't know radEditor could do that.

    I look forward to your reply about the bold text problem, as I highly doubt Firefox will be an option in our organisation. We are Microsoft shop.

    Thanks again for your help,

    Claudz
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