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CKEditor fixed: Day 1 - tabbed tables

Fri 19 Nov 2010, 10:57 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
I have made a few snarky posts about Domino 8.5.2 and the embedded CKEditor, but I am in the business of fixing problems, not casting blame.  Therefore, here is my first fix for one of the Top 10 enhancements people want to see in the CKEditor that Mary Beth Raven identified, tabbed tables.  Just to be a show-off, I use nested tabbed tables.  To be clear, my fix requires our software product.

In this series of screenshots, I am using CoexEdit in its "no design change" mode, meaning that I create a database based on IBM's Discussion: Notes & Web (8.5.2)  template unmodified.  I make no changes to the design at all.  An administrator without Designer could install and implement this solution. As a change from my previous posts, I am going to show the fixed version first, so those of you who already know what the current version is like can just see the first few slides.

Since my blog cuts the images off, click on any one to pop that image into its own window


Figure 1: Document in Notes created with a nested tabbed table (CoexEdit turned on)
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Figure 2: Document shown in Firefox in read mode (CoexEdit turned on)
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Figure 3: Document shown in Firefox in edit mode (CoexEdit turned on).  Changed tab title from 'AL' to 'abc'
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Figure 4: Document shown in Notes after save (CoexEdit turned on).  Note changed tab title
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Figure 5: Document in Notes created with a nested tabbed table (no CoexEdit)
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Figure 6: Document shown in Firefox in read mode (no CoexEdit)
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Figure 7a: Document shown in Firefox in edit mode (no CoexEdit).  Tab title centered and out of sight
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Figure 7b: Document shown in Firefox in edit mode (no CoexEdit).  Scrolled and changed tab title from 'AL' to 'abc'
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Figure 8: Document shown in Notes after save (no CoexEdit).  Note changed tab title
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Figure 9: Only Admin change required to go from "no CoexEdit" to "CoexEdit turned on"
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Copyright 2010 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:


911.1. Bob Balfe
(11/19/2010 04:53 PM)

Excellent work Ben!


911.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(11/19/2010 06:56 PM)

Thanks!