I have two questions.  There are probably just checkboxes somewhere that I'm missing.  One, how can I get the CKEditor to display when editing the Summary of a Body field?  Also when adding an to an image field I want to also be able to choose from images that are already uploaded.  How can I do that?

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I've been advised:

1) That using CKEditor with the summary on a body field is not supported. If this is critical, you could create your own "summary" field independent of the body field. You could use CKEditor with that. 

2) That for browsing for images on an image field, you might find https://backdropcms.org/project/filefield_sources helpful. 

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I took a quick peek to see if I could see an option for adding CKEditor to the summary portion of body field and I am not seeing that option. Maybe there is a contrib module?

In terms of having an image browser available for image fields, I know that is something that has been worked on but is not yet in core.

https://github.com/backdrop/backdrop-issues/issues/1307

Commenting on this issue might inspire some folks to work on it again. I believe the image browser for the body field is a fairly recent addition and something we were pretty excited about. I think it's logical to extend that to the image field and it's likely to happen if users show an interest. 

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I took a quick peek to see if I could see an option for adding CKEditor to the summary portion of body field and I am not seeing that option. Maybe there is a contrib module?

In terms of having an image browser available for image fields, I know that is something that has been worked on but is not yet in core.

https://github.com/backdrop/backdrop-issues/issues/1307

Commenting on this issue might inspire some folks to work on it again. I believe the image browser for the body field is a fairly recent addition and something we were pretty excited about. I think it's logical to extend that to the image field and it's likely to happen if users show an interest. 

I've been advised:

1) That using CKEditor with the summary on a body field is not supported. If this is critical, you could create your own "summary" field independent of the body field. You could use CKEditor with that. 

2) That for browsing for images on an image field, you might find https://backdropcms.org/project/filefield_sources helpful. 

Thanks for the replies.  I anticipate getting asked about these two topics.  Haven't gotten the filefield_sources to work yet.  For me, I can work around both of these things.

On the question of enabling HTML formatting in the Summary of Body fields, this seems like a bug to me.  CKeditor is available for the field in D7 -- why is it not available here? Furthermore, when you allow the summary to be displayed as "Trimmed or Summary", it will utilize the HTML from the trimmed version, but yet you cannot format with HTML for the Summary version.

When I have a View that shows news items for example, I'd like to be able to do some formatting of the Summary text -- maybe include a link or a graphic image of some kind. Or maybe just some Bold or Underlined text.  

Sure, I can create another field, but for most News items I want to let the system truncate the existing Body field, but for other posts I might want to add a custom Summary. So the "Trimmed or Summary" function is great, as long as I can use Full Html when desired.

Can anyone tell me, was this feature eliminated for a reason, or is this a bug? I'd like to file a bug issue for it, unless there's some valid reason behind it.