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Displaying natedit-toolbar or any TML help when editing textarea field of DataForm

This is great that it is possible to use Topic Markup Language in textarea field of DataForms. However, when one edit such field, he/she edit raw wiki-text and have no help, such as provided by NatEdit.

Why do not display TML toolbar.png
Why do not display any TML help buttons or edit textarea in WYSIWYG mode?

Is it possible:
  • to edit textarea (and others?) form fields in WYSIWYG
  • make this behaviour default for whole Foswiki?

-- MateuszKDzior - 06 Nov 2015

I don't know an answer for actually adding WYSIWYG editing for textarea field without creating a pretty sophisticated custom edit template. However, I would mention a practice I sometime use when 1) the primary data in a topic is stored in data form and 2) there's one "field" that holds text that would be suitable for WYSIWYG. I create a custom edit template that simply makes the form-edit the default (first) tab and move the "body" editor (with WYSIWYG) to the second tab and rename the tab something like "Notes". Then I create a custom view template that displays the form data in nicely formatted manner and includes the "Notes" field which simply displays the content of the topic body.

-- LynnwoodBrown - 16 Nov 2015
 

QuestionForm edit

Subject Missing functionality
Extension
Version Foswiki 2.0.2
Status Asked
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Why_do_not_display_TML_toolbar.pngpng Why_do_not_display_TML_toolbar.png manage 36 K 06 Nov 2015 - 16:26 MateuszKDzior Why do not display any help or edit textarea field in WYSIWYG mode?
Topic revision: r2 - 16 Nov 2015, LynnwoodBrown - This page was cached on 17 Oct 2018 - 18:35.

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