Optional: Installing and configuring the Ephox Editors for IBM Connections

IBM® Connections 5.5 can use the Ephox Editors, EditLive! and Textbox.io, optional rich text editors that you can install to replace the IBM Connections default rich text editor.

IBM® Connections 5.5 is provided with three rich text editors that can be deployed to your end users - the default rich text editor and Ephox's EditLive! and Textbox.io editors. These Ephox's editors 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 either Textbox.io or EditLive! 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 more throughout IBM® Connections.

The Ephox Editors for IBM Connections package is provided as part of your IBM® Connections entitlement. The Ephox editors provide a number of significant capabilities beyond the default IBM® Connections editor. These include:
  • Multi-lingual spell checking as-you-type with auto correction.
  • Advanced copy and paste ability 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
Note: See How image uploading works for Textbox.io for information on restrictions to uploading images.

Ephox Editors for IBM Connections includes two editors from Ephox - EditLive! and Textbox.io - to enhance content authoring with wikis, blogs, profiles, forums, activities, and communities in IBM Connections. The integration provides functionality including clean copy and paste with embedded images; enhanced collaboration with track changes and commenting; spell checking as you type - even in Internet Explorer; robust table functionality and more.

Ephox Editors for IBM Connections version 5.5 is packaged with EditLive! Enterprise Edition version 9.1 and Textbox.io 2.2.
Note: IBM Connections versions 5.5, 5.5 CR1, and 5.5 CR2 support Textbox.io 1.3. Only version 5.5 CR3 supports Textbox.io 2.2.

Ephox Editors for IBM Connections can be installed for all users. EditLive! can be selectively deployed to specific users and groups. The editors also provide a fallback capability, so if for some reason a user doesn’t have Java™ installed, or uses an unsupported browser, the Ephox editor automatically switches back to the default editor. Administrators can choose which of the Ephox editors to deploy or switch back to the default CKeditor.