If you weren’t able to attend one of our recent TinyMCE webinars, you missed out on a lively discussion about the latest updates available in TinyMCE 4.4. We’re pleased to bring you a summary of the key talking points during the post-demo Q&A. If you haven’t yet checked out the new release, read our announcement and grab the update from our downloads page.
For a deep dive on the 4.4 release and the post-event Q&A, the webinar recording can be viewed here.
Q: What are the main differences between regular paste and PowerPaste?
PowerPaste does a better job of cleaning up verbose and custom XHTML, returning standard HTML. It has significant improvements when pasting content from MS Word and Excel into the editor. You also have the option of posting clipboard content to plain text. Images posted from Word, and other sources, are converted to a Base64 image and you have the option to convert back to a standard image also.
For more information about PowerPaste see this page in our docs.
Q: Could the PowerPaste feature retain most of the structure and view of a PowerPoint slide?
PowerPoint doesn’t provide a good HTML representation of the typical slide. So our paste algorithm can bring in the slide, but it’s limited by the HTML PowerPoint places on the clipboard.
For more information on PowerPaste features, reference the docs here.
Q: In InLite, what if you need to insert in a position that doesn’t require a selection or a return?
Since the InLite theme UI is minimalistic, it is much better suited to minimalistic use cases. If you end up configuring in all the buttons in the default TinyMCE toolbar into the InLite theme, you’re probably doing it wrong. Try turning on the context menu.
To learn more about the InLite theme, see our version 4.4 release announcement.
Q: Any plans to support YouTube/Vimeo videos with Quicklink? Perhaps use oEmbed to do it?
Yes. We’re actually working on the development of that type of integration right now. If you paste or include a video, we’ll be able to provide advanced embedding. Smartpaste and Quicklink were well received so yes, we’re working on it.
To learn more about the new Smartpaste and Quicklink functionality, see our version 4.4 release announcement.
Q: Any plans to make MoxieManager mobile-friendly, or at least more accessible on a responsive website?
It would need a different UI to function well on a mobile. There’s definitely work we could do to make it work better on tablet-sized solutions or smaller screen sizes. The UI is a bit rigid at the moment. So yes, we have plans to improve it, but not within pure-mobile at this point.
If you’re not familiar with MoxieManager, moxiemanager.com is the place to start.
Q: I want to load html using functions available in TinyMCE. For example, SetContent. Is there any way for html file to directly load into editor using any function?
To learn a little more about this as it relates to image handling, see this article in TinyMCE’s documentation.
Q: Is it possible to save the image to the user server when pasting?
Yes. Try checking the async upload feature of TinyMCE. Send the blob to the server, store it as a normal image, and return the URL of where it lies.
Learn about Async image uploads in TinyMCE.
Q: Is this advanced source editor part of the community edition or free plugin?
Q: I use Tinymce v4.2.5. Would the upgrade 4.4 be a big transfer process with MoxieManager?
It should not be a big issue to update from 4.2 to 4.4. But of course, you should review the current documentation and test locally first.
Q: Can the uploaded image (in Quickimage) retain the filename in the blob instead of the hashed one? Can the blob retain the actual filename instead of the hash?
Not at the moment. The browser converts it into a blob stored internally until it is replaced with the async upload feature, and I don’t think we ever have access to the filename. But I can look into it. The browser does not consistently provide us access to that information. We’re investigating when we can do that, based on what data we have available.
Q: A lot of our clients use unprocessed images directly downloaded from cameras in TinyMCE. The problem with this is that the images are often way too large. Is there any way to restrict the image size with the new features, or automatically shrink the images?
No. The image editor will do something to limit the size/resolution, but it will only work if you want to edit images – not on insertion. You could write a plugin that would take the large images, process them into smaller images and then insert those into the editor in place of the large image.
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