Editing Articles with Other Editors
Although it is possible for standard html files that I create within CityDesk to be edited with a 3rd party editor, the option to edit with a 3rd party editor (Frontpage, for example) does not appear for an article. I know that I could cut-and-paste HTML from the 3rd party editor into CityDesk, but I would assume that there is a more elegant way.
Noah, there is not a more "elegant" way that I know of, but I have worked around the need to add additional markup by using CSS and variables. For example, you can define DIVs in your article template and then redefine standard HTML tags to meet your formatting needs, which reduces the typing burden somewhat. You can also store commonly reused HTML code in variables, which if you're efficient in your naming are relatively painless to enter.
Upon first learning about CD, I didn't really see the need for articles versus stand-alone html files. It is true that the edit control used in CD is, to be kind, a wacky piece of work (messing up format, capitalizing, removing quotes, etc.). I understand it is a microsoft control. The next version of CD is rumored to have a better functioning control in its place I believe.
Joel C. Goldstick
I'm missing a more comprehensive article editor less and less. I miss it most for tables.
I understand the work around solutions, but I think that for non-technical people, they aren't the greatest solution.
I realize another thing I miss in the CityDesk article editor is the "Format painter" from FrontPage. Of course the good thing about not having it is that it discourages me from my often ugly formatting.
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