Rich text editor
Part of the data acquisition in onion.net editor takes place over the flexible progressive forms. A by far greater part however is done using the rich text editor, which is also frequently referred to as “WYSIWYG editor”.
“WYSIWYG” is the acronym for the principle of “What You See Is What You Get”. With the concrete WYSIWYG, a document is displayed on the screen during processing exactly how it looks when output via another device, for example a printer. The rich text editor serves another purpose in the onion.net editor: Users can enter contents without any knowledge of programming, in a similar way to how they are used to doing it from their word-processing program, for example Microsoft Word. The contents entered integrate smoothly into the output. This means, for the entering of contents of a website for example, that these contents look as prescribed by the style specifications of the website.
The following formatting options are available among others:
- Lists and tables
- Paragraphs and headings
- Create links
- Insert graphics
- In-line text emphasis (including bold, italics, subscript and superscript, acronyms and abbreviations, source texts, examples)
- Insert special characters
By the way: If you need to insert texts which already exist as a Word document, then is this no problem. The onion.net editor cleans up the text automatically when copying, meaning that no unwanted formatting is carried over.
The adjacent picture shows this text (in the German language) as it is entered into the rich text editor.