Newscoop 3 for Journalists and Editors

Using the TinyMCE editor

The body field editor in Newscoop (a program called 'TinyMCE') allows contributors to perform extensive article formatting from within a web browser. You may be familiar with most of the functions of TinyMCE from using word processors such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org: functions such as bold, italic, underline, and text alignment. Move your mouse over the icons to see a tooltip explaining what they do. Standard formatting keyboard shortcuts also work (e.g. ctrl+b for bold, ctrl+i for italic).

The editor field you see on your own Newscoop installation may look different than the one pictured above, depending on the extent of your user rights. Typically, the editor you'll see is the one that contains all the functionality you need for your site, but if you feel something vital is missing, discuss it with your Newscoop system administrator.

There are two Newscoop-specific features in the editor. The first is Insert/edit internal link, which allows you to include links to articles within the same Newscoop publication, or within another publication on the same Newscoop server.

Clicking this icon opens a pop-up window with drop-down menus enabling you to select a specific language version of a publication, issue, section and article to link to.

After you click the Insert button, the internally linked text will be shown in blue and underlined, like a web link.

The second Newscoop-specific feature is Newscoop Subhead, which allows you to break your text into different pages. (Your templates must be configured to use this option).

Enter the text for the subhead into the editing window, select it with the mouse, then click the Newscoop Subhead icon. The subhead text will now be shown with a dashed outline.