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Improve the Text Block Editor

This is a request to consolidate all the piecemeal requests for a real text editor in Text Blocks. I just finished building a Page-heavy site, and was surprised to discover that nearly every block of text needed to be built in HTML. Even simple formatting such as bulleted lists and mail-to links cannot be accommodated in a Text Block. I've seen first-hand how this deters new subscribers. See:

https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/6065738-more-text-editing-options
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/5799759-text-block-adding-bullets-in-editor
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/4410695-add-some-features-in-text-box-editor
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/6251718-retain-linebreaks-when-pasting-into-a-text-block-i
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/16751251-why-is-it-that-we-can-not-get-even-a-basic-html-ed
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/14765772-gallery-text-add-undo
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/17322517-wrap-text-around-an-image
https://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/4260660-add-the-ability-to-select-a-different-font-when-ad
https://dgrin.com/discussion/242605/any-chance-of-giving-us-a-wysiwyg-editor-for-grown-ups
https://dgrin.com/discussion/comment/1935379#Comment_1935379
https://dgrin.com/discussion/261081/adding-link-in-the-text-block
https://dgrin.com/discussion/261092/html-block-and-changing-text-color-and-font-size
https://dgrin.com/discussion/258534/change-font-in-text-content-block
https://dgrin.com/discussion/236939/how-to-change-text-color-in-a-text-box

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, I just created a block of text and the line spacing is embarrassing. I need to create an image with the text formatted as I like and place that instead.

        I am on a year trial, I keep encountering common issues such as this which could so easily be rectified however it doesn't seem Smugsmug pay much attention to the community feedback. I hope I am wrong.

      • Dee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with absolutely everything that Anonymous said about Firefox and Chrome glitches. I am amazed at the fact that I have had my site up and running for about 5 years now, and these glitches have neither been resolved, nor has a new text editor been added.

        What the ****, smugmug....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously, as much as I love Smugmug, the text editor is complete trash.

        On Firefox: if I need to press "delete" it removes the formatting for the next set of text I write. Often times I have to add a bunch of different blocks and put my headings in separate blocks or it tries to auto-format the paragraph text to match.

        On Chrome: So I switch to Chrome, and I can't highlight an entire block to fix it. If I double click to highlight at least a whole paragraph and anything is formatted, i.e. bold or italic words, then it moves the formatted text to the front of the paragraph.

        I am surprised this issue has not been resolved at all. It has been an issue for YEARS. I have two websites, and the other one had the same issue when I first started on Smugmug like 4 or 5 years ago.

        Get it together... Not being able to just write a few paragraphs in a single block, no matter which browser I am using, is annoying AF.

      • Joel Kuhlmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The "Text" content block includes a "Create Link" tool, but the link cannot be edited (to change the "Open in a new window" setting, for example) once it is created. The only option is to delete the link and recreate it.

      • jaja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You should add an option to modify line spacing in a text block. I am struggling with my font selection because no matter what font I use, my paragraphs are cramped and there is nothing I can do about it. It would be great to be able to modify the distance between text lines, i.e. single line, 1.5x, double, etc.
        Thanks.

      • Janice Browne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just to clarify about mail-to links... The link tool in the Text blocks does successfully create a basic mail-to target given an email address, but it cannot be edited to add an email Subject parameter.

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