Help talk:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor)

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Preferences[edit source]

I don't see anything about editing the rich editor in my preferences. -User:Randyhoffman, 19:55, December 6, 2010

Save page button[edit source]

I edited a page (Argentina), and then clicked the Save Page button at the bottom of the editor. I waited for more than 3 minutes and the site still hadn't processed it. I ended up clicking the Article tab at the top of the page, and my changes were there. Question: why is there a Save Page option, when you only have to click the Article and Edit tabs at the top of the screen? Lcturner 09:29, 20 December 2007 (MST)

I think what happened is that you hit save and we had a hiccup that caused the wait.  Then by hitting the other buttons it got you out of the suspend or wait state. Normally, if you just hit the Article tab or the Edit tab it will not save your changes.  You do have to hit save to save the changes.  Send us a bug report if you continue to have problems like this with save. Jimgreene 12:03, 20 December 2007 (MST)

Not useful[edit source]

It takes me longer to figure out how to fix the broken markup that the FCK Editor creates sometimes than just learn the markup myself. I have disabled the Rich Editor from the Misc tab on my preferences. I routinely go through articles and fix broken line breaks, indenting and similar problems that the FCK Editor seems to have broken.

I also see a lot of edits that only contain '-{#######...}-. I wonder if these are from the FCK Editor opening and saving a page with no other changes.

Thanks The Earl 15:22, 13 March 2008 (MDT)

Has anyone verified what those silly <!-- {12047733290860} --> are for? I am would guess that this is something to do with tracking changes, change date info, change user, or something?
Thomas Lerman 01:16, 14 March 2008 (MDT)

It has problems, but can see some use[edit source]

I seem to have more problems with it than I care to. I tend to use just Wikitext mode. I may disable the editor as well. The problems that I seem to run into usually has to do with lost formatting (for example, loose an indent, loose links to anchors on the same page, and the comments that it seems to insert are annoying (actually not positive if they come from the Editor or not)). I can see this type of thing would be helpful to the non-techie types.
Thomas Lerman 15:46, 13 March 2008 (MDT)
P.S. I originally did a "+", but forgot to put a Subject/headline which then put my comments with the previous posting (plus, I forgot to put my signature). I did an undo to get it back to where it was, then added my comments back in with the + and subject.
P.P.S. A spell checker would be nice if it does not exist.

Firefox [1] has built in spell check for web pages. Thanks The Earl 20:53, 13 March 2008 (MDT)
True, but one built into the editor would be great to be able to use on any browser. Thomas Lerman 22:19, 28 March 2008 (MDT)

Outdated[edit source]

Much of the information on this page is now outdated, especially the reference to the Preferences section. James L. Tanner 23:31, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

True, so go ahead and create an archive page for the closed discussions. -Fran 20:20, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
What I meant to say was that the main page, Help:The Editing Tool (FCK Editor) is out of date because there is no way in the preferences to turn off the Rich Editing tool. Unless someone objects, I will remove that out-of-date information after waiting a reasonable time.
James L. Tanner 23:36, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
There is a way to disable to rich text editor. I have updated the article and removed to {{outdated}} flag. --Steve (talk| contribs) 17:57, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Outdated Again[edit source]

With the updated Editor the examples no longer apply.

James L. Tanner 00:45, 20 June 2012 (UTC)