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WYSIWYG text editor isn't - at least when a post goes live


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced this, particularly in the context of multi-quoted replies.

 

I often use font and color to differentiate my new content in a post that requires significant quotation to retain context and use the same font and color everywhere in a given single reply so it's crystal clear what I've written.

 

I just did that and where my new content went within a quoted block the font and color were stripped, but the italic remained.  Where the new content was outside the quoted block the same thing happened but since I had not used italics it's impossible to know whether anything with regard to bold, italic, or underline formatting was affected.

 

I generally expect that when I have an editor such as is used here on BC that shows font, color, and formatting as I type I expect same to show up when the post goes live, but that's not happening consistently.

 

Any idea what's up?


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:43 PM

Sorry for the late reply britechguy.

The WYSIWYG editor built in with the forum softwares is not that sometimes. It is sometimes a WYSYMGIYL editor. To be brutally honest. Long been a thorn in my side and why I resorted to hand inputting all the BBCode. Now I'm just used to doing it that way.

It's an imperfect tool and in my opinion. But it comes with the platform. So the choices are, expect occasional errors or turn it off and input your own code. Not much of a selection unfortunately.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:35 PM

I've experienced similar issues, and now like Animal I just manually input my own BBCode. But if you prefer not to, there's a portable application called bbEditor (available for download at BC) which allows you to format your posts offline easily with a toolbar, preview them in your web browser, and simply copy/paste the pre-formated content online.


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