Download TinyMCE 3 in Domino NSF

It looks like the guys behind TinyMCE have been busy with a complete re-write of the code, culminating in the recent release of the version 3 alpha. It's now 33% lighter! Quicker too, apparently.

Always keen to keep my finger on the pulse I've been playing with and updated this Domino+TinyMCE demo database to version 3, which you can download here.

Noteworthy changes:

  • Inline popups — Dialogs are now DIVs with an Iframe rather than an ugly popup window.
  • CSS Sprites — toolbar buttons use one large combined image which makes for quicker load times.
  • Dropdowns — The style and format dropdowns now allow you to pick your own custom classed and preview the style, respectively. Very nice.

All in all a great release and worthy of the jump from 2 to 3. When v3 goes live I'll make an effort to update all references to it on this site and alter the Domino Rich Text In The Browser article to remove references to the long-dead HTMLArea editor.

If you hear me refer to HTMLArea on this site from now on I am referring to my own invention.


  1. Wonderful Jake, thanks for the hard work and your generosity giving it away.

    • avatar
    • Jake Howlett
    • Thu 15 Nov 2007 10:03 AM

    Don't thank me. Thanks the TinyMCE guys. Oh, and the wonders of webdav.

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    • Rob
    • Thu 15 Nov 2007 06:38 PM

    I love it! I can embed a Flash video player right into the page. Some of these WYSIWYG editors won't let me do that.

    Thanks Jake and TimyMCE guys.

  2. Coolness. This will be handy very soon. :-)

  3. when will a nice non java based RT editor be included in Domino? probably never...

  4. Jake, Have you looked at Buzzword? {Link} Basically it is an editor written in Adobe Flash. They were recently bought by Adobe. Compared to Flash, the Javascript approach seems quite crude. Now it would be really nice if IBM implemented a flash version of the rich text field - it would solve lots of problems.

    But I can always dream, can't I...

    • avatar
    • Jake Howlett
    • Tue 20 Nov 2007 04:05 AM

    Amazing stuff Chris. If only it were a downloadable plugin ;-(

  5. Hi Jake

    Thanks for this - really useful - have just implemented on a form that's accessed with SSL and am getting the annoying message about secure and non-secure items on the same page.

    Do you know if its a TinyMCE issue? Wondered if you or your readers could confirm any known issues with SSL.

    Thanks again


  6. Hello Jake,

    Do you think it is possible to select images that are stored in the notes database it self? I think it would be nice to browse on your local machine, select an image, store that image as an attachment in a document and use that image to show up in the editor. This in stead of typing in an url of an image. Now you have to give users access to a place where they can store there images. In this case you store them in the database and all the stuff is in one domino database. I would love to create this but I don't know where to start. Do you have a hint how to do this?

  7. Hi Jake,

    I have been using TinyMCE for a while now which is great but a little slow and difficult to customise. Howerver, I recently found another editor called openWYSIWYG.


    The advantage is that there is only one js file and all the other code is in four nicely formatted html files. This makes customising the editor really easy.

    For example it took some minor code changes to the "insert_image" html file to add a dropdown list of images from a Domino view.

    It is not designed for use with domino so I had to copy the HTML into domino forms and change the references to these in the js file.

    If you are interested, I have a simple demo database I can send you. Let me know.

    cheers Matt

  8. Hi Jake,

    Do you have an updated version of the tinyMCE database?

    Thank you,


  9. If you use the base element in your code, make sure you add the following to the configuration:

    document_base_url: document.getElementsByTagName("base")[0].href,

    If you want to access images from the database or documents in the database, this keeps the URL to the image correct. If you don't, TinyMCE will create an url like:


    instead of:


  10. Hey, thanks for this NSF Jake ...saved a lot of my time.


  11. dowloaded the nsf file..

    but it seems to be older version of TinyMCE..

    I found that TinyMCE 3.2.5 has fixed lots of imp bugs after this release..

    Any thoughts on how can i quickly upgrade files in NSF i dowloaded / any shortcuts to do this?

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    • Jake Howlett
    • Wed 5 Aug 2009 10:35 AM

    Hi Shailesh,

    Search in this site for webdav and use that approach.


  12. thanks Jake it really helped... Codestore Rocksall !

  13. is someone have updated Tiny_mce files in nsf database ? If you have thanks to send it to me by email

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    • Shiva
    • Wed 16 Dec 2009 10:13 AM

    Jake do you have any updated version after tinymce3.

    do you have any version where spell check and image upload from local system available.

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