Problem with Telerik RadEditor for MOSS 2007

Dear reader,

One of the great aspects of internet is that whenever you have a problem, you can always Google it down and search for other people having the same problem, and perhaps even a solution for it (at least, if you were intelligent enough to invest on things other people use as well).

The Problem

Telerik RadEditor for MOSS 2007Last week I found out that an important MOSS feature called reusable content did not work at all in Telerik’s RadEditor for MOSS 2007. This editor is an add-on to MOSS, replacing the native content editor.

Otherwise the Telerik editor is a gem, because unlike the standard MOSS editor, it allows a lot more configuring and for instance, provides an easy way of attaching flash content to a page, for a not-yet-guru-level web content feeder.

As unfortunate as it is that the RadEditor is for now not able to support reusable content, it is nice to know I’m not alone with this problem, though. I hope it does not take long for the next release, which hopefully also will carry a fix to this bug!

There have, however, been other smaller bugs as well with the editor. For example, paragraphing is not very logical in the ‘WYSIWYG mode’. Pressing enter in it creates a <br /> line break, as does pressing shift + enter. But pressing ctrl + enter creates two <p></p> <p></p> paragraphs. Hmm…

Reusable Content

Reusable content is a MOSS 2007 feature used to insert a sort of a dynamic section in the midst of other content, and whenever you edit the item in question in the reusable content list, it is updated everywhere it is used in. A lot better solution compared to using e.g. a single html file shown in an iFrame on many pages, as used to be the case in a certain company.

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