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README.md

Textile Editor Helper v0.3

Textile Editor Helper is a plugin for Ruby on Rails to add a Textile toolbar above textareas

This version of Textile Editor Helper is a fork of the code found at http://svn.webtest.wvu.edu/repos/rails/plugins/textile_editor_helper/ to allow for use with the form_for method.

Dependency

To use Textile Editor Helper you must be using either the Prototype or jQuery JavaScript libraries. If using Prototype, the Textile Editor Helper starts up on the 'dom:loaded' custom event. If using jQuery, it uses the $(document).ready() method.

To use Textile Editor Helper

Directions to get the helper up and running for your install:

First, you'll need to run rake textile_editor_helper:install

To use the Textile-Editor-Helper with a specific text area, you can choose between the following options:

<%= f.textile_editor :description %>

<%= textile_editor :user, "website" %>

<%= textile_editor_tag 'description', :description %>

Just like writing a text area tag!

At the end of your form put in the following code:

<%= textile_editor_initialize %> **Important!**

If you're a jQuery guy, we've got what you need!

<%= textile_editor_initialize(:framework => :jquery) %>

Then, just save your view and check it out

Simple vs. Extended

TEH has a built-in mode to show only a sub-selection of available tags called simple.

Currently the simple tags are: bold, underline, italic, strikethrough.

To create a text area that will only use the 'simple' tags create your text area with the following code:

<%= textile_editor 'object', 'field', :simple -%>

To Modify Textile Editor Helper

Most of the options that you might want to modify (e.g. access keystroke or whether a tag is available in simple) are found in textile_editor_config.js. Pretty straightforward.

More Info on Textile

To learn more about Textile check out: Textism, http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/index.php & Textile Reference, http://hobix.com/textile/

More Info on Slate

slate is the CMS in development at West Virginia University that led to the development of Textile Editor Helper. Learn more at: http://slateinfo.blogs.wvu.edu

License

Textile Editor Helper is released under the MIT license.

Credits

Textile Editor Helper was created by Dave Olsen (Javascript) and Chris Scharf (Ruby/Rails) of West Virginia University Web Services (http://webservices.wvu.edu/)

The project is now, unofficially maintained by Nicolás Hock

Inspired by

Patrick Woods, http://www.hakjoon.com/code/38/textile-quicktags-redirect & Alex King, http://alexking.org/projects/js-quicktags

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a clone of the latest release of textile_editor_helper with improvments

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