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Need to find 3rd party online 'word processing' software

by Skicrazer / August 2, 2004 5:15 AM PDT

I am looking to purchase software that allows for on-line 'word processing.' By that, I mean, the software that provides the same composition capabilities as many message boards and email services have, such as Yahoo! Mail, Compose option. The form that provides the tools to enter formatted text and send it is what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know what this feature is called? And, of any companies who offer it for sale?

Thanks for your help.


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Re: Need to find 3rd party online 'word processing' software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 6:05 AM PDT
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Re: Need to find 3rd party online 'word processing' software
by Sovereign Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 7:13 AM PDT

SO you are looking for your own email software like yahoo mail, not a message board- is that correct?

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Re: Need to find 3rd party online 'word processing' software
by Skicrazer / August 2, 2004 7:46 AM PDT

No, actually, I'm just looking for the formatted text input form. I would like to add this to a web site so I can allow other authorized users to enter formatted text that will be saved to a db and presented in a page on the web site to external users. Best case would be to allow a cut-n-paste from Word (with basic formatting like bold and font sizes - no tables or anything complex) into the editor, which could be saved just as if it were typed directly into the editor.

I looked at the PHP product and am having trouble finding the capability I'm looking for there. Will keep searching through that site. (Thanks R. Proffitt)

Would such a tool be called a "formatted text input form"...is there an industry wide term? Couldn't imagine not, as they're everywhere. I tried "HTML Text Editor", but you can guess that didn't get me anywhere, though, that is really what it is. It's a text editor that uses HTML formatting capabilities.

Thanks again.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 7:57 AM PDT

That's a bit clearer.

There is no "Word" like online editor since it's all HTML standards based. How would one comply with HTML and do all this?

Answer: Allow HTML tags. You see UBBS code is accepted here and I think HTML and UBBS works in PHPBB, but the only road from Word to web is copy/paste HTML or to let the owner file an attachement.

A long time ago, there was a failed attempt called HOTOFFICE, and now we see SalesForce.com, but embedding "Word" in your website is unlikely.


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Re: Ahh!
by Skicrazer / August 2, 2004 8:08 AM PDT
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Hummm, interesting. To test my desire, I opened a new doc in Word, typed 10 or so lines in different font sizes, bold, italics, then highlighted, copied it, then pasted it into a Yahoo! Mail (compose) text editor I had open. The formatting transfered to the text editor (what I pasted looked the same as what was in Word), and I sent the email to my work email account (on Lotus Notes). The formatting was intact upon receipt in my Lotus Notes email. So, with that successful test behind me, I assumed that the formatted text could, if fact, be saved and presented on a web page. Am I mistaken?

You do present an interesting argument, that since the text wasn't entered into the web formatted text editor, the editor wouldn't know the formatting, unless the tags were somehow created by an intelligent save function. ??

The cut-n-paste part from Word is not really the core need, though. If I could just get the capability to add the formatted text editor to the web page, that would suffice. I think the users would be satisfied using that, too.

You've helped me before, and I really appreciate your valuable input. Thanks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 8:24 AM PDT
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This is what you need...
by Sovereign Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 9:15 AM PDT
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I know exactly what you need. It's called Coranto. I've been using it for years and you can use it for posting news, as a diary... dynamic text... and you can use colors, styles, sizes and smileys in text. So it's with pictures and stuff. You can users with different ranks... you can customze the output style however you want... totally customizable.. and here is another good part... doesn't cost anything. If you need help isntalling or anything, I'd be more than happy to help. PS: AT first it's normal text input put you can get that "word" plugin and do like you do in Microsoft Word- almost everything.

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online 'word processing', It's professional, get it now!
by dddddd / December 9, 2004 2:31 PM PST

We supply an 'online word processing' tool.
With this tool, you can:
- online Word processing (it seem the Yahoo)
- Manage images, you can insert images into anywhere in your message.
- format text, graphic
please contact to us: dat_nq@hotmail.com

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