Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Our fourth public beta build release (version 0.9.284) is now available for download. This build has most of the defects that were submitted during the last beta period fixed as well as the following enhancements and features:
Monday, April 21, 2008
The XHTML code editor in Raven (version 0.9.279) is almost feature complete with following enhancements.
When using the code editor, note that the content of the editor should content of a XHTML <body> tag. Do not enter <xhtml>, <head> and <body> tags. Use only child tags of the <body> tag such as <p>.
Find and Replace:
Paste as XHTML (Ctrl + Shift + V):
This is the first paragraph Second line. Second paragraph 2nd line 3rd line
then pasting as xhtml insert the following formatted code:
<p> This is the first paragraph <br/> Second line. </p> <p> Second paragraph <br/> 2nd line <br/> 3rd line </p>
then the final markup would be
If you do not have any text selected when you invoke one of operations (e.g. Bold or Ctrl+B), then the relevant markup is inserted with the cursor positioned between the open and close tag. For example, the Bold button would insert
Note: Be careful when you apply markup on selected text as the markup is applied to the whole selection even if the selected text had partial markup. For example if the selected text is
(i.e. includes partial text for <em> open tag), then after applying Bold, the final markup would look like
Notice that the <strong> tag was applied over the partial <em> tag since it was part of the selection.
Below is a screen shot showing the tag list at the top (root) level:
The list for
Note: validation is performed against your post - and not against your Blog site. You should make sure that your Blog site is XHTML compliant (most are based on templates).
Many users have requested a feature enhancement to allow them to insert xhtml markup tags such as headers (H1, H2 etc) and other inline tags such as <sup>, <code> etc. using the Raven WYSIWYG Designer instead of having to switch to the XHTML code editor .
These feature enhancements have now been included into Raven (starting with version 0.9.279) as a tool bar drop down button.
The tool bar has two buttons - one is for formatting block level elements such as <h1>, <pre> etc. To format text as a header, simply select the text and choose one of the tags shown from the drop down menu. The horizontal rule (<hr>) tag is also available in this menu. If you want to insert a <hr>, make sure that you do not have a text selection - otherwise your selection will be replaced with a <hr>.
The second tool bar button also allows you to format you text selection, except that the list of available tags are schema dependent. In most cases, you will see inline tags such as <code>, <em>, <sup> etc.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
A question that we recently had asked on the forums was "How do I backup my Raven profile data?" This particular user was interested in doing this due to a needed re-install of Windows. I think it's a good question in general, so here's how you do it.
Raven stores all user data in your profile. You may have as many profiles as you want, but most users will likely have only one. You use the Zoundry Profile Manager to add, import, create new profiles. For backup purposes, simply backup the entire profile directory (or directories). By default, the profiles are located in your Application Data directory, for example:
C:\Documents and Settings\ZoundryMan\Application Data\Zoundry\Zoundry Raven
Of course, unless you log in as "ZoundryMan", that part of the path will be different (your username). For the record, I don't mind if you use "ZoundryMan" as the username for your computer. :)
If you are using Raven2Go, then your profiles will be in a "profiles" directory within the Zoundry Raven installation directory, for example:
E:\Portable Apps\Zoundry Raven\profiles
When restoring from your backup, all you need to do is copy those profile directories back to your computer. Feel free to put them wherever you want, although in most cases putting them back where they were before is best. Once you have done that (and presumably re-installed Raven) it is a simple matter to add them back in. Run Raven, and choose New in the Profile Manager. You will see the Create New Profile dialog. In that dialog, name your profile whatever you want, and point the path to one of your newly restored profiles.
That's all there is to it.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Our third public beta build release (version 0.9.250) is now available for download. This build has most of the defects that were submitted during the last beta period fixed as well as the following enhancements and features: