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Handling Undo/Redo Functions in Rich Text Editors

Handling Undo/Redo Functions in Rich Text Editors

Learn how to implement Undo/Redo functionality in a Rich text editor in your JS application.

Ravgeet Dhillon
·Jun 6, 2022·

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If you’ve ever written a blog or worked with a Content Management System (CMS), there’s a good chance you’ve heard about rich text editors – popularly known as WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors.

A rich text editor allows users to enter text and formatting via a GUI. It converts input into HTML behind the scenes. Why is this important? It enables non-technical users to create web-ready code. Having been on the market since the late 1990s, rich text editors have progressively evolved to support complex features like undo/redo.

Undo and redo operations are a must-have feature in any rich text editor – they’re a user's safety net. For a great user experience (UX), users need to solve their editing problems in a rich text editor.

In this article, you'll find out about the complexity of creating and maintaining the undo/redo functionality, and see how the TinyMCE rich text editor makes it easy.

Read the full blog on Tiny.Cloud.

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