I was having the same problem as Carrie in IE8 here. Adding osisoft.com to the list of trusted sites fixed the issue for me. Thanks, Cristobal!
By the way, I also investigated a little the exact IE8 scripting security settings that need to be enabled, so that the vCampus WYSIWYG edition buttons become enabled.
In order to do that, I removed osisoft.com from the list of trusted sites and observed the default security settings for Internet Zone. I found out that the "Active scripting" setting (in Portuguese: "Script ativo") is enabled, by default. However, the following settings are not enabled by default:
- "Allow updates on status bar via script" (in Portuguese: "Permitir atualizações da barra de status via script")
- "Allow websites to prompt for information using scripted windows" (in Portuguese: "Permitir que sites solicitem informações usando janelas controladas por script")
After I enabled these 2 settings, the WYSIWYG edition buttons became enabled.
However, regardless of having osisoft.com in the list of trusted sites or having internet zone settings in IE8 as I indcated above, sometimes I have to refresh the page (hitting the F5 key), so that the WYSIWYG edition buttons become enabled.