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How to create Rich Text Editor using PHP, Javascript & CSS ?

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Dear Experts

I am creating a contact management System, in that I need to create a complete rich text editor like yahoo email composing, in which i can add image, table, formatting etc.

Please help me out and provide me code in PHP and Javascript format.

Thanks and Regards
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That will be a project for a couple of months, if not years!

Why not use something that you can include out-of-the-box, like FCKEditor? It is free and open source and has an active community in the event you'd have any questions about it: http://www.fckeditor.net/
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Use FCKeditor, like abel says. This is probably the most complete editor, although not perfect. Don't waste your time unless you're a javascript-über-guru with too much time on your hand. (Or unless this is a school assignment.)
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Chiming in with previous posters, there are any number of ready-made products available to you already.

FCKeditor is very nice. TinyMCE is another that's pretty widely used (http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/). Both are 100% HTML/CSS/JavaScript based.

If you want a taste of the level of complexity involved in developing this yourself, download any of those two products and take a look at the code :)
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Thanks a lot for these things.
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