This section describes how to work with a document in CKEditor. It contains information about writing in the editor window and points to some differences between using desktop and online editors. For detailed information regarding basic editor usage, including printing, undo and redo, text selection, or other useful features, refer to the last section of the article.
Since CKEditor is an online editor, documents created in it differ in some aspects from documents created in desktop applications. Text entered in a browser-based editor differs from a paged medium such as print mainly in that it is not divided into physical pages. Because of that the document created in CKEditor does not have a fixed size or format, like Letter or A4, and flows freely to fill the available screen estate, both in editing and in preview mode.
Another important thing to note is that CKEditor is usually used in a browser-based environment to create text published in the Internet and viewed in web browsers. Since different web browsers differ in their implementations of Internet standards and assume different default values for some formatting settings, the same content may not look alike for each user.
On the other hand, when browsing the features supported by CKEditor, you will soon find that most functions of a desktop editor are available here and work in a highly intuitive manner. To write text, use the same basic keys that you are used to in desktop editors:
In CKEditor most features that let you work with a document are grouped together on the top of the toolbar. Most of them are simple buttons that turn the function on when you click them or open an appropriate dialog window.
For general information on using dialog windows please refer to the Dialog Windows section of the User's Guide.
Among the most important features that let you to work with a document in CKEditor are: