• Sep 4, 2012

Update: Looks like I was late to the game on this as well: http://www.intec.co.uk/xpages-8-5-2-rich-text-extending-the-ckeditor/

A while back, I got annoyed by the lack of a "Source" button in the default rich text editor in XPages. After a bit of digging, I found that there is indeed one (not to mention a whole world of CKEditor toolbar plugins and enhancements) - just not by default. I think there's a way you can pick from a couple named "stock" toolbar layouts, but I ended up going the route of defining my own, naming each button in a group.

In CKEditor, at least pre-3.6 (and I guess it works later too), toolbars can be defined inline via a JSON array-of-arrays in the "toolbar" property of the editor. A hopelessly simple toolbar definition would look something like this:

[
	["Bold", "Italic", "Underline", "Strike", "-", "TextColor", "BGColor" ],
	["Indent", "Outdent"]
]

That would define two button groups with the named controls present. The "-" is a way to manually place a separator - think of them like non-breaking spaces: they look the same as the divider between groups, but will not cause the group to be split onto a second line if the toolbar is too wide for a single row.

For my purposes, I went a bit nuts:

[
	["Format", "Font", "FontSize"],
	["Bold", "Italic", "Underline", "Strike", "-", "TextColor", "BGColor", "-", "JustifyLeft", "JustifyCenter", "JustifyRight", "JustifyBlock", "NumberedList", "-", "BulletedList"],
	["Indent", "Outdent"],
	["Subscript", "Superscript"],
	["RemoveFormat", "-", "MenuPaste", "-", "Undo", "Redo", "Find", "LotusSpellChecker", "-", "Image", "Table", "Link", "Flash", "-", "PageBreak", "HorizontalRule", "SpecialChar", "Blockquote", "Smiley", "ShowBlocks"],
	["Maximize", "Source"]
]

Inside an XPage, you can set this using the "attrs" property in 8.5.3 - though "dojoAttributes" would probably work fine in 8.5.3 and earlier as well:

<xp:inputRichText value="#{doc.Body}">
	<xp:this.attrs>
		<xp:attr name="toolbar"><xp:this.value><![CDATA[
			[
				["Format", "Font", "FontSize"],
				["Bold", "Italic", "Underline", "Strike", "-", "TextColor", "BGColor", "-", "JustifyLeft", "JustifyCenter", "JustifyRight", "JustifyBlock", "NumberedList", "-", "BulletedList"],
				["Indent", "Outdent"],
				["Subscript", "Superscript"],
				["RemoveFormat", "-", "MenuPaste", "-", "Undo", "Redo", "Find", "LotusSpellChecker", "-", "Image", "Table", "Link", "Flash", "-", "PageBreak", "HorizontalRule", "SpecialChar", "Blockquote", "Smiley", "ShowBlocks"],
				["Maximize", "Source"]
			]
		]]></xp:this.value></xp:attr>
	</xp:this.attrs>
</xp:inputRichText>

It looks like the syntax changed for 3.6, but not too much.

If you want to look into more specifics, you can take a look at the examples and un-minified code in (data)/domino/html/ckeditor/_samples and _source.

Sep 6, 2012
Pablo Solano

Hi,

Just wondering what are you using behind "LotusSpellChecker", were you able to add spell checker to CKEditor without any additional license?

Thanks in advance.

Pablo

 

Sep 6, 2012
Jesse Gallagher

Hmm, looking at it now, that may be outdated. I got that from the default set of toolbar entries back in 8.5.2, but it looks like it doesn't show up anymore, so perhaps it's gone.

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