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New ProsePoint Editor function: copyedit mode

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Matthew
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Ok, now that I have finished importing all of my archives over to my prosepoint install, I'm ready to look to the future instead of focusing on the past. There are a number of new features that I'd like to see, but the one that is the top priority for me is this idea that I had for the ProsePoint Editor.

The ProsePoint Editor is a very powerful tool and its indispensible for me to use.  However when editing a document that has been posted by someone else, I often copy and paste the text to Word or OpenOffice to edit it.  this is because I've got some macros set up to change the format of the text to make it easier to read and edit.  What I'd like to see is a button in the ProsePoint editor that can give me the look I use right in the web browser, so I don't have to copy and paste things anymore.  The button could be placed right next to the Toggle Fullscreen mode button, and function similarly.

My idea is that when the button is pressed, a modified full-screen mode is started.  The prosepoint editor takes up the whole browser window just like it does now, but the look of the text is modified.  I'd love to have the text bumped up to a size similar to a 16 or 18 point font.  Also, the font color is changed to white, and the background color is changed to an eye-soothing sea blue.  Finally, if possible, the text should be displayed using the font DPCustomMono2.  This would make me absolutely ecstatic as an editor and I'd be able to use the web site exclusively forever afterwards.

In case you're not seeing what I'm describing, I have attached a screenshot of my typical setup which I have created in OpenOffice.  Using this setup saves my eyes and lets me proofread longer.  And I still don't wear glasses.  I hope I never have to!

beng
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More sensible as a customisation than a standard feature?

Hi,

This is rather specific functionality, so it might be more sensible to do it as a customisation than a standard feature.

Would it be satisfactory if, instead of an editor button, I just change the wysiwyg presentation of the editor to use DPCustomMono2 18pt? Then, if you want to see how the story will look on the site, you use the Preview button. Otherwise, you edit in DPCustomMono2.

I ask this because it's relatively simple to create a subtheme which differs only in the wysiwyg presentation, than to create an editor plugin that only a few people have a use for.

Then you can edit your account to specifically use this subtheme, so no other users are affected.

Matthew
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Well, if the presentation is

Well, if the presentation is the same then there's no real difference.  I have no problems with that :)

Matthew
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I contracted Beng Tan to
I contracted Beng Tan to create this for me, and he has delivered as always.  I've attached a screenshot of what the full-screen editing mode looks like now.  My eyes feel much better these days.
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Thanks for posting this feedback.

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for posting this feedback. Good to hear it's working well.