Text Editors

Text Editors

Sitecore Text Editors

Rich Text Editor

  • Telerik RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX provides for robust customization
  • Can clean most content pasted from Word
  • Toolbar displays are controlled by predefined HTML Editor Profiles

Word Editor

  • Provides interface that looks and behaves like Word 2007
  • Word 2007 must be installed on local system to use this editor
  • System will prompt user to install ActiveX control on first use of Word field
  • In IE8, must configure “Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls” for Trusted Sites zone
  • HTML generated by MS Word will not be valid XHTML
  • Advanced formatting does not work, including:
    • tables
    • columns
    • cross references
    • page background colors

Sitecore Text Editors Guidelines

  • Avoid using the text editor to define the structure of a portion of the web page
  • Page structure should always be defined by presentation layer

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