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About the Editor

ecto offers two ways of editing entries: The Rich Text editor or the HTML editor. By default, the editor is Rich Text, but you can change this via the Preferences dialog.

Rich Text

In this editing mode no HTML tags are used. Instead, a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get kind of editing is in play. You can apply fonts, colors, and style directly to the text. The editor also supports lists, quotes, alignment, and indentation.


The HTML editor is for the advanced users who prefers to write their own HTML code or who want more control over how the HTML is generated. The custom HTML tags menu is active in this editing mode.


In the draft window you can switch from Rich Text to HTML and back anytime. Please be aware that the Rich Text editor does not support all HTML tags, it interprets the basic HTML tags such as a, b, blockquote, br, code, div, h1, h2, h3, h4, i, img, object, ol, p, pre, span, u, ul, but will (currently) generate XHTML using tags a, blockquote, br, div, em, img, object, p, pre, span, strong. The Rich Text editor (currently) also only understands the following attributes: align, background-color, color, font-family, font-size, font-style, font-weight, text-align, text-decoration, text-indent.