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Derek
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Derek asked on 05 Sep 2013, 05:27 PM
We're currently using RadEditor as our SharePoint 2007 rich-text editor. We have some business interest in the "track changes" feature. I understand that only certain commands are supported by track changes. However, we have a number of custom functions (e.g. one that does a RegEx replace on certain body text) that we would want captured as well.

It appears that making the changes is just inserting some HTML markup (<ins> and <del> tags). Is it possible to modify our custom commands to support track changes, e.g. by inserting the markup ourselves?

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Ianko
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answered on 09 Sep 2013, 08:44 AM
Hello Derek,

You could add custom buttons to the RadEditor control, which trigger the desired custom Client-side logic implemented by you.

You could follow these help articles about such customization:

In the first article it is described how to create the custom button with the tool's XML file and where to start the implementation of the custom logic for the buttons.

The other articles are about getting familiar with the Client-side API, the customization of the editor and live examples, which would be helpful for your project.

Let me know if you need further assistance with our products.

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answered on 09 Sep 2013, 03:31 PM
Thank you for the reply, but that doesn't really answer the question. There's nothing in the client side API around Track Changes, as far as I can tell. We have already created a number of custom buttons that transform the content, the question was whether or not we can modify our custom functions to make the transformations appear as tracked changes.
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Ianko
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answered on 12 Sep 2013, 09:56 AM
Hi Derek,

I raised your question to the attention of our developers and I am afraid that the desired scenario will be very difficult to handle.

Currently there is not an appropriate approach, which I could recommend using for the modification of the custom tools.

We are planning to improve the "Track Changes" functionality in future, although I cannot provide the estimate time, needed to complete such a task, due to the complexity of this matter. 

Please, keep in touch with us for more information on this subject.

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Ianko
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