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15109Bug reports[All Projects] Otherpublic2019-09-09 10:42
Reporterf_funke Assigned Tolime_release_bot  
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version4.0.0-RC2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary15109: Text editor offers fewer options

The text editor (e.g., for question texts) offers fewer options than the editor in LS 3. Especially the following options are missing:

  • remove format
  • insert smiley
  • insert special character
  • underline and strikethrough (only italic and bold are available)
  • subscript and superscript
  • block styles, paragraph format, font, font size
  • anchors
  • font color and background colors
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)4.0.0-RC2 (
I will donate to the project if issue is resolvedNo
BrowserSafari 12.1.1
Database & DB-Versionn/a
Server OS (if known)
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2019-08-05 14:21

administrator   ~53101

I intentionally dropped a lot of those, to have the editor focus on speed and clean usability.
The new editor has a document importer, meaning if you create your question in Word, or Writer, and copy it, it will also copy the formatting.

I am open for input, but in my opinion especially new users tend to be overwhelmed by the enourmous editor we had in the old version.



2019-08-06 15:31

developer   ~53133

I thought that the policy was not to remove any features, but to make them optional (basic vs. advanced mode) instead.

For new users you are right, but I fear that old users will complain about a limited text editor. Having to use an external software for text editing is not very user friendly in my eyes.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-08-04 15:09 f_funke New Issue
2019-08-05 11:49 cdorin Assigned To => markusfluer
2019-08-05 11:49 cdorin Status new => assigned
2019-08-05 14:21 markusfluer Note Added: 53101
2019-08-06 15:31 f_funke Note Added: 53133
2019-09-09 10:09 c_schmitz Priority none => high
2019-09-09 10:16 c_schmitz Assigned To markusfluer => lime_release_bot
2019-09-09 10:17 c_schmitz Status assigned => new
2019-09-09 10:42 c_schmitz Tag Attached: sprint