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brandon - 4/2/2009 3:53:28 PM
Editor styles question - styling a TD
I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to style a TD element using the editor's Style dropdown menu.

Currently, I have this style set up in the site's stylesheet:

.TableHeader {
color: #ffffff;
font-size: 1.1em;
font-weight: bold;
background-color: #2f6da1;

So then I have this style set up in the XML file:

<Style name="TableHeader" element="td">
<Attribute name="class" value="TableHeader" />

Supposedly the editor does support styles for the TD object, but I can't get it to work for the life of me. When I place my cursor in a table cell which does have <td class="TableHeader"> hand-coded in already, the style dropdown will change to read "TableHeader".

However, if I click the Styles dropdown, "TableHeader" is not listed as a choice. This also happens if I try to style a table cell that does not have a style currently applied. Any ideas?????

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brandon - 4/3/2009 9:34:00 AM
RE:Editor styles question - styling a TD
Well it looks like I'll be answering my own question. I've spent a bunch of time reading through the FCK Editor forums, and it looks like this is just another short-coming of this editor.

Since the styles menu is context sensitive, you would have to be able to select a table cell to be able to apply the style. And since there is NO WAY to select a table cell, you obviously cannot apply a style to it.

The only solution I really see is to eventually add a styles dropdown to the cell properties menu that you access by right-clicking on a table cell and choosing cell > cell properties.

My developers tell me this would be a fairly extreme undertaking, so I was wondering if anyone has done this yet and would be willing to share the code???

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kentico_zdenekc - 4/22/2009 1:04:07 PM
RE:Editor styles question - styling a TD
Hi Brandon,

it's probably like you wrote - this issue looks like another FCK's short-coming.

Maybe you could find useful this FCK's plugin
Unfortunatelly we couldn't provide any examples of this plugin usage for the desired functionality, we don't have closer experience with it.

Zdenek C.