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I have downloaded Tribext - I think.  How do I know it has installed successfully?  What functionality does it give me, and how do I access it?  I have manually used blockquotes and embedded links by copying the code from the new user guide - a slightly ponderous process.  Be nice if you could just copy & paste formatted and embedded text from MS Word

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Dec 19th, 2007 at 04:39:32 PM EST
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The main function - that is the function I use the most - is if you mark a set of text in Firefox and rightclick you get the option "Copy HTML, URL, Title". If you do, when you paste you get this look:

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In MS Word you can (I think, been ages since I used it) save documents as html. If you then open it in a raw text-editor like notepad you get to the html-code which you should (if all the html used is supported here) be able to paste in a comment window and get it more or less as it looked in Word. If I remember correctly Word had a tendency to add lots of unnecessary code, so not the ideal way by far. A graphic html-editor like Dreamweaver is better.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Dec 19th, 2007 at 05:20:07 PM EST
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If I remember correctly Word had a tendency to add lots of unnecessary code, so not the ideal way by far. A graphic html-editor like Dreamweaver is better.

And it's not UNICODE-compliant, which creates all kinds of funny issues for users that don't use Internet Exploder.

And please, for the love of Chthulu, do not migrate entirely to a WYSIWYG interface. Typing the code is so much faster than point-and-click.

Oh, and you don't need to access the new user guide: All the permitted html tags and their syntax are available for ease of copying just below the main text window when you edit your comment.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Dec 21st, 2007 at 12:29:30 AM EST
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A swedish kind of death:
The main function - that is the function I use the most - is if you mark a set of text in Firefox and rightclick you get the option "Copy HTML, URL, Title". If you do, when you paste you get this look:

Thanks guys - that function works really well.  Is there much more undocumented functionality out there?  We perhaps need to augment the new users guidelines.

I noticed a "who's online" tick box in the interface settings but can't find anywhere than shows me who is currently online.  Is that a feature reserved for frontpagers?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 21st, 2007 at 08:04:01 AM EST
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