Blog Editor Additions

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AR has been researching other blog edtor toolbars and may be revamping our current one.  Adding more tools to the already existing editor would make a few people's lives easier.  Are you wishing for the chance to easily change font styles, colors, or a word counter?  Tell me.....

If you could add 3 additions to the blog editor what would they be?


Current options include:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Strikethrough
  • Align Left
  • Align Center
  • Align Right
  • Align Full
  • Outdent
  • Indent
  • Unordered List
  • Ordered List
  • Insert/Edit Link
  • Unlink    
  • Insert/Edit Image
  • Preview
  • Spellcheck
  • HTML                                                          
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

While I agree with the group.... (font, size, colour) would be nice.... I am able to use ScribeFire to do those...  I'll jump off the bandwagon, and suggest that I'd love a "text wrap"... that would allow wrapping around a non rectangular item... perhaps with buttons that could be manipulated...

 

Word count is easy... I export to Word and count there... but no idea why I would care what the word count is.

An "embed" button might be nice.

February 12, 2013 11:04 AM #76
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

Now Alan makes a good suggestion....#76 may have something there

February 12, 2013 11:11 AM #77
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Headers

Font

Font Size

Font Color

 

I know that is 4, but those are what I want to see.  How about an automatic spell checker that checks as you type.

February 12, 2013 12:00 PM #78
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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

HEADING TAGS! For H1, H2, and H3 please so we don't have to go into code mode....

February 12, 2013 12:19 PM #79
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Stacey Mayer
EdmondsShoreline.com - Everett, WA
EdmondsShoreline.com

Header tags that work.  Number one.

Font size. Number two.

February 12, 2013 12:26 PM #80
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Annett T. Block- Florida Connects
Florida Connects Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
YOUR Global Connection To Florida Real Estate

H1 header tags

Font size would be great

and color options

 

Thank's AR team for thinking about us to make our life more easier and uncomplicated.

February 12, 2013 12:35 PM #81
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

As Fenando said:

  1. Font size and color
  2. Font size and color
  3. Font size and color
February 12, 2013 01:12 PM #82
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Nina Hollander

font size, color options

February 12, 2013 01:21 PM #83
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Mimi Foster
EPIC Real Estate Group - Colorado Springs, CO
Realtor - Colorado Springs

Not to be too redundant ~

Font choice, font size, font color

 

February 12, 2013 01:31 PM #84
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663

Font size!!!

Without a way to increase font size all the other features are useless, as we have to do all of our editing in Word.

February 12, 2013 04:13 PM #85
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M

It would be great if we could have some additions  - Font, Size, Color, Header - H Tags.  It's four I know, but PLEAAAASE!

February 12, 2013 10:22 PM #86
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Font size and font color are two valuable tools that are currently absent and so necessary. I would also like the ability to move an inserted photo after it is placed in the post, without having to go back to the picture insert feature. One more wish:  the ability to control the line spacing, beyond hitting enter.

February 12, 2013 11:09 PM #87
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
Prudential Allstar Realtors - Albuquerque, NM
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It's about ttime oh yeah!

February 13, 2013 03:56 AM #88
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Craig Daniels
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ditto to the font/size/color thing - H tags you can already do with Ctrl+1 for H1, Ctrl+2 H2, etc but how is anybody supposed to know that :) so buttons I guess would be nice for that too

this belongs on another wishlist, but it would be great to have notifications for mentions in a comment like we can do in facebook when you @ somebody or in google plus when you +mention somebody. In AR sometimes you reply to a person but you wonder if they EVER remember to come back to see what you wrote. With notifications, it would be very helpful to know that they got an email of the mention. food for thought...

 

February 13, 2013 01:01 PM #89
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Craig:  In a way, we already get the notifications you speak of.  Once I hit submit on THIS comment I am typing, a notice is sent to you that you have a comment.  Then... if you reply back on my comment to you (this one)... I am sent notification that there is another comment on YOUR post... which I can then go to and open up and read... and, if I want to, I can comment/reply back to that.

This could go on forever.  All that needs to happen is that each of us must have checked the box on the post in question... to be notified of further comments.

The only side-step from your wish... is that the notice back that there has been a comment... or actually, another comment... is that it is not personal to the person whose response/reply you are interested in.

Does any of this make any sense?  LOL.

February 13, 2013 02:08 PM #90
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Mimi Foster
EPIC Real Estate Group - Colorado Springs, CO
Realtor - Colorado Springs

Ok, it seems that we all agree that a 'font manipulator' :) would be great. But ALSO, how about the ability (like Hootsuite) to TIME our posts? For instance, we write them in the afternoon and schedule them for A.M. posting? Something I have OFTEN wanted, but not an IT person, so don't know the difficulty of that ability.

February 13, 2013 05:03 PM #91
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Jerry Newman
Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Most of what I want has already been discussed above. But, what about being able to add those videos directly like we are able to do with the Scribefire add on with Chrome?

Adding a word count would be great too.

February 15, 2013 01:46 PM #92
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Debbie Reynolds
Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730 - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
I would like to have some font choices and color choices and size. A word counter would be nice too.
February 15, 2013 02:32 PM #93
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Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - - Sharon, MA
Your Hometown Realtor in Sharon MA

Number 1 request would be for COLOR choices!! I was using ScribeFire (can't use it with Internet Explorer) and something happened...wish I knew what!...and I haven't been able to get ScribeFire to work again (with Mozilla).

2. Font Size and style

3. Mimi Foster's idea of a "schedule blog posting time" would be fantastic for me! With my religeous observance, I don't work on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Some of these holidays are back-to-back with a Saturday and are 2 days long. This would allow me to prepare posts in advance and schedule when they are published so I don't disappear for my readers for 3 days. It would also be helpful for people who are going away on vacation or celebrating family events that keep them busy for a few days!

I like what Alan May suggested, too, about text-wrapping around non-rectangular objects!

Thank you!!!

February 17, 2013 06:35 AM #94
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Bobbie Smith
RE/MAX OF THE POCONOS - Stroudsburg, PA
Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,

Yes,

Font Type

Font Size

Font Color

These would certainly help us create and customize our blog posts to be a reflection of us. Thanks for asking.

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