CKEditor has three editing modes:
- Article Editor mode (classic RTE)
Editing is done within a fixed container. It is possible to customize how the editor behaves and how the content is styled.
Used in the TYPO3 Backend.
- Document Editor mode
Editing is done as in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, where the document itself mimics a sheet of paper. The focus is on structuring content and not mainly on the layout itself.
- Inline Editor mode
All formatting styles are reused from the surrounding HTML and CSS styles, allowing for a seamless frontend editing.
Used by TYPO3’s frontend_editing, which can be found on GitHub. frontend_editing is not covered in this document.
For a demonstration of all three modes, see the CKEditor demo.