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WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - PaulaO2 - 07-04-2017

When writing a post, there are two view options. One is to view it as WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). The other is View Source.

[Image: source01.jpg]
[Image: source02.jpg]

A problem exists when members copy/paste from another formatted document, such as Word. The WYSIWYG does what it is supposed to. It displays what you see. But it is rendered really weird and the moderators are having to fix them. Almost always the font is way too small for anyone to read. This only happens when the board member is using the WYSIWYG option.

Code:
[color=#777777][size=x-small][font=verdana, sans-serif, arial]Something important here,
but no one can read it.[/font][/size][/color]
[color=#777777][size=x-small][font=verdana, sans-serif, arial]Because it is very small and, for some reason, light gray in color.[/font][/size][/color]

[Image: source04.jpg]

One way to fix this is to reset the setting in the UserCP so that "view source" is the default. But it would reset everyone, even those who prefer to use the WYSIWYG. So before it is reset, or if it will be reset at all, we wanted to know how many even know the function exists. You select which view in either the post itself (very last button on right, looks like a sheet of paper) or in the UserCP under Edit Options.

[Image: source03.jpg]


RE: WYSIWYG or not? - robysue - 07-05-2017

I'd like to add this note that I've noticed with mainly new users to the forum, but I've dealt with it myself:

It's very difficult to break up quoted posts to put your own comments between pieces of the quoted post in the WYSIWYG editor. That is what lead me (in desperation) one night to click on all the icons available in the WYSIWYG editor, only to find, much to my joy, that the last one switched between the WYSIWYG and BBCode source views. Since then, I've switched into BBCode every time I'm dumped in the WYSIWYG editor.


RE: WYSIWYG or not? - SuperSleeper - 07-05-2017

Added a red "Admin Note" to the thread title to get more eyes on this.

Thanks for voting, folks.

Coffee


RE: WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - DavePaulson - 07-05-2017

I checked both source and WYSIWYG for the reason robysue stated.


RE: WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - Sleeprider - 07-05-2017

I often use the quick reply and add any BBCode manually. When using the full editor I generally stay in WYSIWYG, but occasionally check source code view.


RE: WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - srlevine1 - 07-05-2017

For simple replies WYSIWYG, for embedded quotes, source. It depends on your comfort level using tags and eliminating the cruft that is usually found when copying Micro$oft or web documents.

As long as I have the option, I would start in WYSIWYG. Like everything else in computers, it is a matter of custom (they like what they know) and then convenience. (I am not lazy, I am energy-efficient.)


RE: WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - AlanE - 07-05-2017

I'm a DOS CLI guy. I have source mode.


RE: WYSIWYG or not? - PaulaO2 - 07-05-2017

(07-05-2017, 12:30 AM)robysue Wrote: I'd like to add this note that I've noticed with mainly new users to the forum, but I've dealt with it myself:

It's very difficult to break up quoted posts to put your own comments between pieces of the quoted post in the WYSIWYG editor.  That is what lead me (in desperation) one night to click on all the icons available in the WYSIWYG editor, only to find, much to my joy, that the last one switched between the WYSIWYG and BBCode source views. Since then, I've switched into BBCode every time I'm dumped in the WYSIWYG editor.

If you hover your cursor over nearly any icon, it will tell you what it is for.


RE: WYSIWYG or not? - robysue - 07-05-2017

(07-05-2017, 09:40 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:
(07-05-2017, 12:30 AM)robysue Wrote: I'd like to add this note that I've noticed with mainly new users to the forum, but I've dealt with it myself:

It's very difficult to break up quoted posts to put your own comments between pieces of the quoted post in the WYSIWYG editor.  That is what lead me (in desperation) one night to click on all the icons available in the WYSIWYG editor, only to find, much to my joy, that the last one switched between the WYSIWYG and BBCode source views. Since then, I've switched into BBCode every time I'm dumped in the WYSIWYG editor.

If you hover your cursor over nearly any icon, it will tell you what it is for.

That's most likely how I found that last icon switched to Source. Smile


RE: WYSIWYG or not? {PLEASE VOTE} - OMyMyOHellYes - 07-06-2017

I must be sleep deprived. I don't ever recall seeing anything I compose in WYSIWYG.

OMMOHY