In which I investigate

Huty1913428I’m issuing a qualified thumbs-up to the new text editor, guys, and I’m surprising myself by doing so, believe me.  The only thing I’ve found that doesn’t work like I want it to is moving images around, and that feels more like a temporary bug than a deliberate decision someone made.  It’s also pretty easy to fix in HTML if the image won’t slide around properly in the WYSIWYG editor.

One thing I’d like to see is a way to copy posts straight from the new editor; I actually use that feature quite a lot what with the various hashtagged posts I do every week, and it’s kind of annoying to have to go through the My Sites menu to copy a post or to just hope the original (as in, the black-and-white one from three years ago) editor pops up.  However, now that I’ve typed enough that I don’t want to cancel out, I do seen an “All Posts” arrow in the upper-right hand corner, so maybe that’s where I’d go before I start writing if I wanted to copy a post.  (EDIT: Nope.  As of right now, you need the admin page to copy posts, which is unchanged from the last version of the editor.)

Another minor annoyance: Choosing a category does not unclick “Uncategorized” automatically like it used to.  They should fix that.

I hit my primary writing target today, so the day wasn’t completely lost, and I feel like I have another thousand words or so still in me after the boy goes to bed tonight so I may end up with even more.  One way or another, Part One of Sunlight is put to bed, at least in first draft form, and all sorts of merry hell is bouts ta break loose.  Right now the middle part of the book is a little soft in my head; I know where I want this to end up, but I’m not completely clear on how I want everyone to get there.

Ah well.  That’s the fun part of writing.  The book’s gonna end up surprising me anyway.

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Luther M. Siler

The author of SKYLIGHTS, THE BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES and several other books.

5 thoughts on “In which I investigate

  1. Darn, I was really hoping for a “copy post” function in the new, new editor. It’s really incredibly useful when doing a post series.
    Also, yay writing!

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  2. I was surprised by the new editor this morning. Didn’t see that one coming. And I didn’t have time to really play with it. But year – that Uncategorized default needs to go buh-bye.

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  3. Do you think they will fix the linking (I mean that you can easily back link to another post and don’t have to hunt down the link yourself)?

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  4. I haven’t checked out the new editor because I use the “copy post” feature a fair amount (made “master post” versions of repeat features that I can use.. which is so helpful – but only if I can get to them.

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