guideCKEditor Premium Features free trial

The CKEditor Premium Features free trial allows you to test the services and plugins available on subscription at no cost for 30 days. The bundle includes some premium features for CKEditor 4 and 5 and it allows you to enable and manage all subscriptions in one place without the need to activate them one by one.

The trial version retains the full functionality and acts just like the real thing, allowing you to thoroughly assess the premium features’ capabilities when integrated with your software.

# Trial services and plugins

At present, the CKEditor Premium Features bundle consists of:

SaaS features

Standalone/offline plugins

All SaaS services have a fully-functional on-premises equivalent. The CKEditor Premium Features free trial allows for testing SaaS services. If you would like to test our on-premises solutions, please contact us.

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# Real-time collaborative editing with track changes and comments

The real-time collaboration feature available for CKEditor 5 lets multiple users simultaneously work on the same document — even on the same part of it — with no content locking, making your editing more efficient and faster.

Together with real-time collaborative editing you can enable the comments and track changes features; these will be synchronized automatically between the users too. Thanks to this, collaborating users will not only be able to edit a rich-text document at the same time but also discuss the changes live in the comments.

Real-time collaboration comes with a ready-to-use backend to synchronize content between connected clients which can be used as a SaaS solution with CKEditor Cloud Services (available in this trial) or installed on your machines on-premises.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the real-time collaborative editing product page.

# Easy Image

Easy Image is a service that takes care of image uploads. It reduces the effort required on your part to build a complete modern editing solution with support for embedding images.

Easy Image guarantees that all images inserted into your content are responsive. With a single image upload, several optimized versions of the image are created after upload by CKEditor Cloud Services, for different sizes of displays. All this is transparent to the end user who uploaded the image. Rescaled and optimized images are delivered through a blazing-fast CDN. It is automatically enabled with the real-time collaboration feature.

It works with both CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG editors.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the Easy Image product page.

# Export to PDF

The export to PDF service provides an API for converting HTML documents to PDF files. The service generates a file and returns it to the user so they can save it in the .pdf format on their disk. This allows you to easily turn your content into a collection of easy-to-store files in the PDF format.

The export to PDF service can be used in two different ways:

  • A plugin for both CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG editors, so that your end-users could generate PDF documents straight in the editor. An appropriate plugin needs to be added to your editor build; this is not pre-bundled.
  • A REST service to convert HTML to PDF documents using the API, for example, allowing your application to programmatically generate PDF files from content saved in the database.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the export to PDF product page.

# Export to Word

The export to Word service provides an API for converting HTML documents to Microsoft Word .docx files. The service generates a Word file and returns it to the user so they can save it in the .docx format on their disk. This allows you to easily export your content to the Microsoft Word format.

The export to Word service can be used in two different ways:

  • A plugin for CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG editor, so that your end-users could generate Word documents straight in the editor. An appropriate plugin needs to be added to your editor build; this is not pre-bundled.
  • A REST service to convert HTML to Word (.docx) documents using the API, for example, allowing your application to programmatically generate .docx files from content saved in the database.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the export to Word product page.

# Track changes and comments

The track changes feature enables the track changes mode (also known as the “suggestion mode”) in CKEditor 5. In this mode, changes done by users are marked in the content and shown as suggestions in the sidebar. Suggestions can be accepted or discarded by the users. The suggestion balloon is then closed and the change is no longer marked. Track changes does not require real-time collaboration to work.

The comments feature makes it possible to add comments to any part of rich-text content in CKEditor 5, including text and block elements such as embedded media or images. Commented content is marked as highlighted and a corresponding comment balloon is displayed in the sidebar or inline.

These are standalone features that do not require cloud connectivity (as opposed to the real-time collaboration feature) if you prefer a more traditional approach with asynchronous document editing. Track changes and comments can be added to CKEditor 5 just like any other plugin.

You can read more about these features and see the demos on the Track changes and Comments product pages.

# Pagination

The pagination feature allows a CKEditor 5 user to see where page breaks would be after the document is exported to PDF or Word. It helps ensure the file will generate and print with exactly the same page structure as visible in the WYSIWYG editor. It also respects page breaks inserted by the user with the page break feature.

In addition to this, the pagination feature shows you the the page numbering as well as the total number of pages in the document. It also introduces a dedicated toolbar that allows you to easily go to the next or previous page of the document or jump straight to a particular page.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the export to PDF and Word product page.

# Spreadsheets

The Spreadsheets plugin offers Excel-like functionality available right inside CKEditor 4. It allows you to create intelligent, data-driven documents in your WYSIWYG editor. This makes it a perfect solution for financial, auditing, engineering, technical and science industries.

When enabled, the Spreadsheets plugin allows you to insert advanced spreadsheet widgets into your rich-text content and provides a multitude of features. It does not require cloud connectivity.

You can read more about it and see the demo on the Spreadsheets product page.

# More premium features to try

We offer even more premium features for CKEditor 4 and 5 that you should also check out. These are not inluded in this bundle but can also be tested at no cost.

  • MathType – Makes writing complex mathematical and chemical formulas easy both in CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5.
  • Spellcheckers – Grammar and spell checking on-the-go, including SCAYT (Spell Check As You Type) as well as distraction-free proofreading for both CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG editors.
  • CKFinder – A powerful and easy to use Ajax file manager for web browsers that allows you to upload, manage and edit your images in both CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5.