Archive | March, 2010

New workspace editor live this week

29 Mar

Earlier this month we announced upcoming changes to your workspace editor including, improved formatting, easier bulleting and more accurate pasting from Word.

This week the new editor will be rolled out to all remaining users.

Thanks to your feedback and lots of hard work by BK2, this update has seriously improved the performance and reliability of the workspace editor.

Here’s what customers have to say:

“I absolutely love “Save & Continue” and the reduced amount of formatting code being imported along with Word docs. I spend far too much time cleaning up code for my users who can’t re-format after uploading”  -Barbara

“One new thing I really like is the option to save and continue. I also like the new feature for editing already posted links. The are both very nice. Thank you.” – Susan

Enhancements to your Users Panel

18 Mar

As the list of users on your workspace grows, it can become difficult to locate the user information that you’re looking for.

Today we’re pleased to announce a new user panel that makes it easier to locate users.  Instead of searching through many, many pages of names, now you can find the person you want.  You can now located users in many ways:

  • Sort by first and last name
  • Filter by email, name and permission level
  • Order based on last log in

By default this user list is available only to the administrator of the workspace.With this enhancement you can chose to share the users list with all the users on your workspace (only workspace users will see the users list).  This makes it easier for users to find workspace administrators, contact each other, and network outside of your workspace.

To expose your users list to other users go to Workspace Security and chose “Let workspace users see the Users Tab”.

Coming soon – New Editor

5 Mar

At PBworks we keep track of all those support questions and feature requests that we receive from millions of users. Over time we noticed a pattern of frustration.  The number one support request has consistently been, PLEASE FIX YOUR EDITOR!

Some of the things that you brought to our attention have been:

  • Bullet points and numbering are funky
  • Spacing and formatting are difficult
  • Tables frustrate the living daylights out of me!

We totally agree.  That’s why super-engineer BK2 spent the last six months building a faster, smarter, better editor. With this new editor it will be much easier to create lists, add tables and link images.  Pages will load faster.  Paragraphs will consistently maintain their formatting.  Life will be a better place.

This is what the old editor looked like:

This is what the new tool bar will look like:

New features include the ability to create strike-through text.  Also on educator workspaces, you can now create sub-script and super-script font.

There aren’t many changes to the tool bar, but there are a lot of changes to how the editor works. Here are a few things you will notice:

Linking –  Just click a link and you’ll have the option of changing its URL or removing the link.

Tables – It’s now easier to insert a table AND format the column/cell/row.

Color – Now when you highlight a word, we save that color so you can apply it more than once.

Pasting from word – What you paste from word, we now remove more of the Word source code – which means you can edit and re-format your content.

Tell us what you think in the comments, or just leave a note for super-engineer BK2!