Feature #623


BuddyPress Docs: Move Paste-from-Word Icon Into Top Row of Tiny-MCE icons

Added by Matt Gold over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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As a way of working around the difficulty of setting up a way to import docs, I'd like to suggest that we make it easier for people to cut and past things into BP Docs by making the Paste-from-Word icon more prominent. Right now, it's visible only when one finds and clicks the "show/hide kitchen sink" icon, which no user would find unless he or she knew where to look. If we could possibly move the existing button to the upper row of icons so that it appeared automatically, that would be great.

If that paste-from-word function can be abstracted from Tiny-MCE, it might be worth thinking about hijacking it as a kind of quasi-import feature possibly outside of the Tiny-MCE icon set (ie, putting a link/button in a more prominent place).

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #620: BuddyPress Docs: Import docsDeferredBoone Gorges2011-02-25

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold over 11 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

In I move the Paste From Text and Paste From Word buttons from second row to the first row.

In my brief and unscientific experiments, the paste from word feature did the exact same thing as pasting directly from Word. For that reason, I don't see it being worth extra development time to abstract this button's functionality outside of TinyMCE and into a WP plugin. Indeed, the very existence of a button seems like it just adds an extra step to the copy-and-paste process.

For these reasons, I'm going to call the button move a resolution for this ticket. If sufficient reason can be given why this particular button should be abstracted and moved, I'm willing to entertain it for a later milestone.

Actions #3

Updated by Matt Gold over 11 years ago

Did you try pasting from MS Word, publishing, and then looking back at the post in the html editor? my understanding is that the button was added to prevent gobbledygook code from showing up in the site, but maybe developments in Word and/or WP have resolved the issue.


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