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One of the few irritations I’ve had using non-IE browsers is that Movable Type’s text editing buttons only showed up in IE. This is because those buttons depended on some code that only worked in IE. Well, if this test post works, I’ve just found a fix. Using code and following the explanations found on Movalog, I installed a whole slew of buttons, some of which I don’t even know what they’re for, such as “s” and “b-quote.” This fix works well in Firefox 1.0PR and okay in Opera 7.5. In Opera you have to click the button first, then type the text you want to modify, then click the “close tags” button. Coincidentally, this is how tags function in phpBB, a common discussion forum software, when used in Opera. In Firefox they also function the way I am more accustomed to using them: by typing the text first, selecting it, and clicking the appropriate modification button. In Firefox it also puts a horizontal scroll bar in the entry box–but not in Opera– but the buttons look more polished in Firefox.

Note: I originally made two test posts, one in Opera and one in Firefox. After making sure there weren’t any differences in publishing between the two browsers, I deleted one post. The only people who might notice are those who view this in a feed reader. I hope this helps others looking for an easy way to modify text in Movable Type.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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jenn October 20, 2004, 11:47 am

The b-quote is a blockquote – it will keep the selected text together and indent the lot of it (from both margins). It’s good for long quotes or excerpts of text.

I use the html for this a good bit.