Modifying an article on the school website today, I noticed that Typepad have made a small change to how their article editor is displayed on screen.
Now I'm not sure how long ago this change occured, although I did write a blog article yesterday and do not recall seeing these changes. The changes I've noticed are;
The options are now split over two rows above the editor window.
- Font Family options are now displayed
- Font size options are now displayed (much better than clicking on the larger / smaller arrows)
- A 'restore auto-save content' option has been added
- A 'remove formatting' option has been added (thank goodness!)
However, I also notice a few other missing features;
- There is no 'justify' text alignment option now. This was really useful in posts where I had used the 'Split Extended Entry', as all text after the split had to be manually set to display with justified text. (Just take a look at this post, the writing has NO alignment on the right as previous posts do). See update at the end of this article.
- Images added now have lost the right click to edit function, therefore meaning I can no longer add an image and then set it for optimal display on screen (renaming the image rollover / setting a custom size / removing the URL link).
I found the justify text icon, and the ability to modify an inserted image really useful and I hope that they are only temporarily missing. I'll wait and see...
Update: Following a comment left on the Typepad site about these missing options, they have left the following reply;
Thanks for the feedback. Both of[sic] justify option and image editing screen are known issues that will be resolved before we go live to everyone.
So that's good news :o)
Update (6/9): The justify icon has been restored, but it doesn't actually seem to work yet