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Jools
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Jools asked on 30 Jun 2010, 05:17 PM
Hello there,

I have been tasked with evaluating Teleriks products for a tool we are building.  Basically we require a web based text editor that will allow us rich formatting control over our content and will be able to export HTML, DocX, PDF and all the usual stuff.

One main requirement is that we will need to be able to copy charts and tables directly from Word and excel and have them retained in the editor and exported nicely in html afterwards.

I tested this on your demo editor but the images were not retained and I could not copy charts from Excel. 

Please can you let me know if you product has this functionality and if so send me a link to a demo editor I can test.
Kindest regards

Jools Gallagher

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answered on 02 Jul 2010, 02:14 PM
Hi Jools,

When pasting images or charts from MS Word / MS Excel in an editable IFRAME like the content area of RadEditor then their src paths point to a local drive C:/... but not to some web server. This means that these images will be not accessible via the HTTP protocol and your users will be unable to see them. When you paste image file into a DHTML editor from an external location such as a local hard drive, there is not way to automatically upload the image file to the web server hosting the images and therefore this image will be not accessible via the web.

The automatic file upload to the server is not possible with JavaScript code, because the JavaScript engine cannot access the local file system from outside due to the security restrictions of the browser.
To insert an image, you should firstly upload it to the web server, using for example the upload functionality of RadEditor's image manager.

The tables copied from Word and Excel can be pasted in RadEditor and you should not experience problems with that.

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answered on 02 Jul 2010, 02:23 PM
Thanks for your response Rumen, although im not actually totally sure I fully understand.  I am currently evaluated Telerik vs one of your competitors who have this very functionality.

At my previous firm we were using TXText control as our web editor to allow us to do web publishing and generate rich content HTML emails to send to clients.  Here we simply copied charts either from Word or Excel and pasted them directly into the editor where they could be resized or moved around.  When we generated the output the images all came through nicely in both PDF and in the HTML email.  We are a financial instritution therefore chart images are essential.

Are you saying that Teleriks editor does not support copying and pasting of charts/images directly from Word/Excel?

Many thanks

Jools
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answered on 02 Jul 2010, 04:47 PM
Hello Jools,

The TXText control is an ActiveX control: http://www.textcontrol.com/en_US/products/activex/overview/, but not a purely JavaScript based editor as RadEditor.

The ActiveX technology is entirely different technology compared to JavaScript and DHTML and it requires installation on the client computer and it is often forbidden by the corporate networks.

RadEditor is 100% DHTML editor and it does not use any other technologies that require installation on the clients' machines. The content area is a standard editable IFRAME element, which uses the Rich Text Editing engine of the browser, which does not offer support for image and chart elements that are pasted from MS Office programs.

If you are able to find any other DHTML editor (not ActiveX or using another technology editor) that offers the requested features, please send us a link to it or its demos. This will help us a lot to implement them in our product.

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