version 1.7b (8-6-2010)


Windows screenshot


Ekit is a free open source Java HTML editor applet and application. The Ekit standalone also allows for HTML to be loaded and saved, as well as serialized and saved as an RTF. It is approaching its first production release version.

Ekit has proven to be very popular, with hundreds of developers using it in over 30 countries. Many have added to it already, and I always welcome additional contributions. Please feel free to share any enhancements or bug reports with me.

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  • Cut, Copy, & Paste
  • Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Superscript & Subscript
  • Text Styles & Colors
  • Anchor Insertion
  • Table Editing
  • Form Support
  • Image Insertion
  • Find & Replace
  • CSS Support
  • Graphical Toolbar
  • Source Edit Window
  • Executable JAR file (with systems configured to run Java JARs)
  • Internationalization support & many language files
  • Build files for Unix, Mac OS X, Windows, and Apache Ant
  • Spell checking via the Jazzy open source spellchecker
  • Font selector dialog lets you use and view system fonts in your HTML page
  • Word processor style bullet lists
  • Better table handling and new table row and column menus
  • Load and save documents in web-safe Base64 encoding
  • Multiple toolbars
  • Self-signed applet version supports images, cut-and-paste, and other features
  • Unicode character insertion tools supports dingbats, math symbols, extended alphabets, and more
  • Improved icons and toolbars
  • Font selector dropdown
  • Configure applet menus and toolbar via PARAM tag
  • Insert images from URLs
  • Improved Java 2 compliance
  • Printing
  • Advanced table and cell editing
  • Paragraph or Break line terminators
  • New Blank or Styled Document choices, smart startup script, better clipdboard handling
  • Paste "plain text" option removes formatting from clipboard contents
  • Image dialogs have more tag properties available (width, height, alternate text)
  • Better list handling, including the ability to easily revert existing lists back to text
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