Many Sakai@UD tools deploy a web-based html editor known as the FCKeditor. For general help using this tool, refer to the FCKeditor User's Guide.
Migrating content created or maintained with the WYSIWYG editor
When copying content from one Sakai course into another, you should be sure to check for broken links to Resource files. For more information, see Copying Tools from an Existing Sakai Course.
Maintaining content created using a non-Sakai web editor
Special characters (html entities) on the Sakai Home Page.
Some common text characters, such as <, >, &, are represented in html with special text strings. The WYSIWYG editor creates these strings automatically, so in most cases, there is no need to understand how or why this works. However, in some cases, especially when re-editing HTML in the Sakai Home Page, special characters are replaced with unwanted content (such as a broken image icon) each time you re-open the page in the WYSIWYG editor. This seems to be an issue only in the Home page, and can be corrected by deleting the non-desired content and re-entering the desired characters. You will have to repeat this process each time you edit the page.
To ensure that the WYSIWYG editor appears and functions properly, you must use a supported browser; see Which browser should I use?
However, Internet Explorer is currently the only browser that supports the paste function within the editor. If you're using Firefox, see Problems pasting text into FCKeditor in Firefox.
Also, Internet Explorer is currently the only browser that supports the spellcheck feature. To use spellcheck, you must first download and install the ieSpell extension from the ieSpell download page.
Removing text formats created with the Style menu.
Text formats created using the Style menu (shown at right) can not be removed in the WYSIWYG design view. To remove unwanted Styles, switch to Source view, or completely delete the styled text and re-create it.
Tab key: Avoid using the Tab key when editing html in the WYSIWYG editor. Doing so will cause your cursor to leave the Editing Textfield, which means that subsequent key strokes will not be entered into your html, and may cause unexpected results. For example, entering Tab followed by Enter or Space Bar often causes a button push outside the WYSIWYG editor. This can lead to inadvertant submission of Assignments, opening of a new interface, such as the Attachment interface, or the loading of a new web page entirely. Should you inadvertently strike the Tab key, you can re-enter the Editor Textfield by clicking inside it with your mouse.