Such rich-text editors should make your job easier and allow you to write structured, and documented code easily. Here is a look at some of the qualities of a good rich-text editor:
Interface and configuration
Many users struggle with their text editor’s interface being too crowded with buttons and confused by a preset interface they don’t even need. Programmers mainly want a well-streamlined toolbar with the features and tools they use frequently.
Here is a look at some of the necessary toolbar features that a toolbar should have.
- It should be able to arrange all actions by scope into 4 categories.
- It should be an intuitive toolbar where every feature is easy to find.
- Total control over the toolbar is a must.
- The toolbar should be able to accommodate over 100 features, while allowing you to alter it however you like.
- The tools you use the most can be added, and the least liked can be taken away.
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You should be able to rearrange the tools in any order that makes sense. Another desirable feature is the ability to position the toolbar at the top or bottom of the screen. In this manner, the toolbar won’t scroll with you. You can even adjust the toolbar’s offset to prevent it from covering the header of your program.
Selection of Unique Plugins
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Easy Integration with SDKs
Multiple Browser Support
With a vast variety of browsers, it is hard to find an editor that works on all of them. Most users prefer using Chrome, while some prefer Edge among other options. Some features of chrome are not available on Edge and vice versa. Therefore, it is vital that the editor is fully functional on either of these browsers.