The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editing software used to enter and enhance blog posts and events descriptions has been updated. The most useful improvement is automatic spell checking, which works much like Microsoft Word. You can right-click on misspelled word to get a suggested spelling.
When adding a new event listing or blog posting, you can now choose from a list of images previously uploaded by your library. To speed loading times, images more than six months old have been deleted (exception: blog post images were not affected). If you need images that have been removed, let us know -- images can be retrieved from backups.
The WYSIWYG editor is great for customizing the appearance of events listings and blog posts. But pasting text from Microsoft Word can introduce all manner of unwelcome tags. The editor automatically detects this issue in Internet Explorer and prompts you to paste into a special form that strips out the excess dross. Firefox users can now click on the new "Paste from Word" icon on the editor's toolbar to take advantage of this feature. Look for a paste icon with the Word logo superimposed.
Those of you with blogs may have noticed that you can now save a draft copy of a blog post prior to making it go "live". Helpful for busy folks who get interrupted in the middle of their work -- when does that
In response to member requests, you can now assign up to three categories when composing your blog posts.
Patrons will see your categories listed on the right-hand sidebar of your blog. Clicking on a category will display all posts assigned to that category.
Use categories to allow your patrons to easily browse your postings by topic. For example, you might create categories for library news, staff reading suggestions, etc.
There is no limit to the number of categories you can create!
Thanks to the many hard-working bloggers who have been helping spread the word about EP, including John
, and others. (If I missed you, please feel free to add a comment below.)