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IBM® Connections 6.0 is provided with two rich text editors that can be deployed to your end users - the default rich text editor and Ephox's Textbox.io editor.  Ephox's editor can be used to replace the default rich text editor through the installation of the optional Ephox Editors for IBM Connections package.  If you choose to deploy Textbox.io to replace the default editor, the deployed editor will be consistent throughout the IBM® Connections interface, affecting the authoring for blogs, wikis, profiles, forums, activities, communities and more throughout IBM® Connections.

Why Use Ephox's Editor

The Ephox Editors for IBM Connections package is provided as part of your IBM® Connections entitlement.

The Ephox editor, Textbox.io, provides a number of significant capabilities beyond the default IBM® Connections editor.  These include:

  • Multi-lingual spell checking as-you-type with autocorrect
  • Excellent copy and paste from Microsoft Word, including image assets from Microsoft Word documents.
  • Copy and paste of images
  • Additional local image insert options
  • Full screen editing mode
  • Significantly improved table editing
  • Link checking
  • Automatic creation of rich embeds with only a link

For more information on the differences in functionality between Textbox.io and the default IBM® Connections editor, please see the Selecting an Editor document which includes a detailed editor comparison

Deployment Options

Once the Ephox Editors for IBM Connections package has been installed, Textbox.io can be deployed to specific users and groups.  Administrators can choose Textbox.io to deploy or switch to the default CKEditor.

Ephox Editors for IBM Connections is packaged with Textbox.io 2.2.

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