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Author Topic: WYSIWYG bb code editor?  (Read 10188 times)

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WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« on: October 14, 2006, 05:08:19 AM »
Do you know of any WYSIWYG bb code editor?
There was an ahk one:
http://www.autohotke...b6c3f6e5bf3c8c0d1875

but the download link is broken... also, it was not WYSIWYG after all of I remember well.

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 05:45:09 AM »
Over at Programming Forums their post editor is WYSIWYG so technically you could you it for writing post for other forums, just turn off the WYSIWYG at the end and copy and paste the bb code. I'm interested myself to hear other suggestions.

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2006, 11:52:22 AM »
If it going to be WYSIWYG, they it need not be BBC underneath. It only need be something that the forum accepts. That might be HTML.

And are you speaking in general, for all forums, or specifically for DC's forums?

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 04:34:15 AM »
In general. I'm thinking something like what live writer does for blog posts.

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006, 08:58:34 PM »
is this what you had in mind? FASS - the (F)orum (Ass)istant is a forum post editor & automated post generator.

Features
• Post editor replicates the post editing environment in forums
• Post generator automates the process of making specially formatted posts
• Post preview shows your post as it will appear on forums
• Configurable menus, skin colours and branding options for webmasters
• Designed for use with Invision Power Board, compatible with most forum software

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006, 05:58:50 AM »
thanks lanux, I saw FASS (never tried)
It looks like it gives you the interface that any website gives you with the advantage of being able to compose offline and preview the post.

But it won't make posting faster (my main goal). I think!

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 11:31:56 AM »
nice find lanux - that could actually come in quite handy, especially if you are writing a long post and are afraid the browser might crash on you.

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006, 12:27:00 AM »
tks, mouser.. :D

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WYSIWYG bbcode/html editor (or Word macro)
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 04:58:00 AM »
Hi @all,

I was going to come back on this topic in order to see if there is any news on a WYSIWYG bbcode editor.

Actually what I'm looking for would be a very simple editor like FASS that however additionally a) allows to edit in WYSIWYG mode, AND that b) can output simple HTML as well.

Even better would be to use MS Word (shudder) for WYSIWYG composing and in the end convert the document to clean and simple html or bbcode at the touch of a (macro) button!

Any ideas whether this is possible, or whether something similar already exists...?

Thanks already,
Cheers David.P

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 08:17:22 AM »
How about BBCeditor, by our fellow member fenixproductions?

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 10:42:48 AM »
How about BBCeditor, by our fellow member fenixproductions?
Highly recommended  :up: :up:

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 04:02:10 PM »
doh!! how could i forget to mention that!  >:(
Big thumbs up for BBCEditor.

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Re: WYSIWYG bb code editor?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 10:28:31 PM »
doh!! how could i forget to mention that!  >:(
Big thumbs up for BBCEditor.

maybe it's because the thread was from 2006 and BBCEditor hasn't been written yet.. :)

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WYSIWYG bbcode editor / Clean Word HTML Clutter
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2009, 04:30:32 AM »
Thanks for pointing to BBCEditor! This looks like a great little tool.

However, my favourite solution still would be to compose posts in MS Word and then export/copy to bbcode and/or to clean html. Strange that there still seems to be no tool or Word macro that can do this from within Word.

While looking for a tool to clean up the html code clutter produced by Word, I finally came across the Microsoft Office HTML Filter which does a really good job on this, if anyone is interested.

However, I'm still looking for the Word addon/macro solution that would be my favourite.

Cheers David.P