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Some of the important features of the Word Editor addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Word Editor.

In short, Word Editor is a full-featured word editor with a variety of options and a simple and intuitive interface. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Word Editor

  • Allows you to edit documents (text, HTML, etc.) right in your browser.

  • Written on top of the TinyMCE JavaScript library.

  • Has several options and supports file I/O.

  • Available for Chrome, Opera and Firefox browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Word Editor?

    Word Editor, is a free and open-source text/document editor built for all modern web browsers. Word Editor is very similar to popular word processor apps available in the market, except it works inside your browser without the need for any external plug-ins or software. You can open any text or HTML document with this add-on, and save the result as HTML format. Please note that this add-on works with HTML document extension, in other words, all the input/output files need to be in the HTML format. Currently, it does not support other famous document formats such as .doc, .docx or etc. However, you can copy text from other software (such as MS word, webpage, etc.) and paste it in the add-on (preserving all the styles). Since extensions, in general, do not have access to the hard drive in order to save files, this add-on uses the download API to gain file I/O access. Therefore, all the operations related to the file storage is happening in the default download folder in your browser. If you want to change this folder, please head to the extensions tab in your browser, search for download settings and update the default folder to where you prefer. Word Editor is built on top of the famous TinyMCE JavaScript library. Once you open the app for the first time, you will see a blank screen with a toolbar on top. Simply type/paste your document, and at the end, click on the save button (File > Save) to download the document as an HTML file in your system (default download location). Please read the below FAQs to get more info about this add-on.

  • 2. How can I work with this add-on?

    In order to work with Word Editor, please click on the toolbar button to open the app UI. Once the app UI is rendered, you can either create a new document or open an existing one (as HTML). This app has almost all the functionalities of a modern word processor (i.e. MS Word, LibreOffice, etc.). It is important to note that, this app supports a variety of keyboard shortcuts as well. As mentioned above, this add-on does NOT have full access to the files and folders in your machine. It has only access to the default download folder on your system. Therefore, all the file I/O operations happen in the default download folder. You can change the default download folder in your browser from the settings tab. Weather you save the current document or not, it will be stored in the add-on memory until you create a new document. Therefore, before creating a new document, please make sure to save the active document as an HTML file format. If you have an HTML file on your machine, you can easily open it in any word processor, including MS Word software. Therefore, HTML is a very handy file extension for storing or editing documents.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Word Editor?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. What options are available in Word Editor?

    This addon as a top toolbar with 8 tabs. Tabs are self-explanatory, once you click on each tab the drop down list will show you the available options. Below the top toolbar, there are some individual buttons to enhance the access for common app functions (i.e. font settings, paragraph settings, etc.). The next section is the main word editor box. You can write in both LTR or RTL formats and select any desired font style from the available options.

  • 5. What API/engine is behind this word editor?

    This app is built based on an open source JavaScript library called TinyMCE. Please visit this page in order to get more info about TinyMCE API. According to the TinyMCE website, it is a full-featured and rich text editing API and also, is completely open-source.

  • 6. How can I reload the app?

    In order to reload the app, please click on the File tab, then click on the reload button in the drop-down list. Any active document will remain in the memory if the add-on is reloaded.

  • 7. Is this app available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this app can be used in both mobile and desktop machines. It can be used in all browsers and platforms including mobiles and tablets as long as a modern browser with add-on capabilities is installed.

  • 8. Can I use a different engine other than TinyMCE in this app?

    No, currently this app is only working with TinyMCE API. In the future, support for other APIs will be added.

  • 9. How can I disable this add-on?

    When this add-on is closed, it is inactive by default. But, if you want to permanently disable the add-on, please open the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.

  • 10. Where can I find the privacy policy for Word Editor?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


Reporting Bugs

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