Optional: Installing and configuring the Tiny Editors for HCL Connections

HCL Connections 6.5 can use the optional Tiny Editors: TinyMCE or Textbox.io, to replace the HCL Connections default rich text editor.

HCL Connections 6.5 provides three rich text editor choices that can be deployed to your end users:
  • Default: Rich Text CK Editor
  • Tiny Editors:
    • TinyMCE
    • Textbox.io
The Tiny Editors can be used to replace the default rich text editor through the installation of the optional Tiny Editors for HCL Connections package available for download Connections 6.5 from the HCL FlexNet portal. If you choose to deploy TinyMCE or Textbox.io to replace the default editor, either the TinyMCE or Textbox.io editors will be consistent throughout the HCL Connections interface, affecting the authoring for blogs, wikis, profiles, forums, activities, and communities.

Tiny Editors for HCL Connections can be installed for all users. The editors also provide a fallback capability, so if for any reason, Administrators who choose to deploy TinyMCE or Textbox.io can switch back to the default CK Editor.

The Tiny Editors for HCL Connections package is provided as part of your HCL Connections entitlement. The Tiny Editors provide a number of significant capabilities beyond the default HCL Connections editor.

Table 1. Editor feature comparison
TinyMCE 5 Textbox.io 2.2 Default CK Editor
  • A brand new user interface
  • Improved copy-paste
  • On the fly spell checking
  • Enhanced media embedding
  • Real time link checking
  • Full screen editing mode.
So much more, see TinyMCE 5 Content Editing Features.
  • 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.
Note: Customers should contact Tiny (formerly Ephox) directly if they are looking for accessibility conformance statements (VPAT or WCAG document) for the optional editor, Textbox.io.
The default rich text editor delivered in HCL Connections offers core editor capabilities for creating HTML content within HCL Connections, but users may experience some limitations with functionality when pasting content, spell checking, or working with tables.