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Todd George
I want to write simple html pages in text edit but cannot
on Sep 3, 2006 at 5:25:44 pm

Hello all

working on a mac Powerbook G4 under OS 10.4.7 using text edit 1.4(220) I know I have to turn of the .rtf extension but I'm having no luck in creating simple html documents

any help would be great


take care

Todd George
Instructional Media Services
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: I want to write simple html pages in text edit but cannot
on Sep 3, 2006 at 7:47:56 pm

Try this free program:

http://tacosw.com/main.php

It's pretty much a little text editor that's designed to write HTML in it. It has lots of little advantages over other text programs
since it's knows you're writing HTML. For example, it starts every document with the and whatnot already in the document. It also offers a live-preview of the page as a browser would show it.

Check it out.


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Chuck Reti
Re: I want to write simple html pages in text edit but cannot
on Sep 3, 2006 at 8:38:06 pm

In TextEdit, compose page in Rich Text mode.
Save As>xxxx. At bottom of Save dialog box is a File Format pulldown menu.
Select HTML from the list of 4 choices. The .html extension will appear in the title box.
Leave the "hide extension" box UNchecked.
Save to preferred destination.
Doc should appear with Safari or your default browser's icon and open as a web page.
Selecting "view source" with browser will reveal headers, footers and tags as placed by
TextEdit.
Works adequately, with type size, color, bolds and italics rendering as composed.

or, if you know basic HTML,

Open a new document, under top menubar "Format"select "make plain text" if TextEdit it is currently in RTF mode.
Compose document in plain text, manually entering all appropriate HTML tags.
When saving text document, you'll have to manually append .html extension and override the app's insistence on wanting to use ".txt".
Open and view as above.


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