Let us have a look on the Editor in WordPress-Annotum and explain it a bit, there is a need as it is different from what Knol Authors were used…
First have a look at Crowd Favorite: Structured XML editor in TinyMCE to understand the philosophy behind it…
Image (screenshot) Credit: tinymce
and here below the version used in WordPress-Annotum which they call “Visual Editor”:
GM: I would have wished to have access to the full version as it gets more editing possibilities, but probably the creators of Annotum wanted to have a simplified version of it to provide their users an easy to get used Editor and that later they will make an update to the full version…
My suggestion: It would be good tho have the full version and the simplified version integrated where the user could make himself the choice between what he wants to use, thus by checking a box…
Update (December 13, 2011): Comment from annotum
Actually, the choice of the smaller feature set has little to do with ease of use, and much more to do with ensuring clean XML output according to the NLM-Kipling DTD. We’ve never said we would “make an update to the full version..” but it is of course possible that we might add some more functionality as the system is updated.
It turns out that adding more of these features significantly complicates the process of ensuring clean markup — so for example we would likely never add a “font” selector, as the typeface is solely the province of the journal designer, not the author.
Good to know
In “Edit-Mode” when working with the Editor this is what you see first:
If you want to see all the tool bars of the Editor you need to click the icon “Show/Hide Kitchen Sink” as shown below:
This will result in displaying all the possibilities of the Editor as shown below:
For further details on How-To use the “Visual Editor” please visit Support-Visual Editor…
Stay tuned for next small tutorials and posts 😉