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Edit Files on Server using MAC (4 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by skosch
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • skosch Member

    Hi - I just installed Fetch on my MAC and have been able to connect to the GMU server and view my files.

    If I try to edit using Text Edit after I download the files using Firefox, I open them in Text Edit and save as .html, I can upload the but all that shows in the code. ?

    If I try to edit on the server it says no text editor is available and to go to Obscure pane in Fetch preferences, but "none" is the only option.

    Any ideas... the original work was done on a PC and WordPad 3 YEARS AGO!

    Any help or suggestions would be much appreicated!
    Sandy

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Sandy,

    TextEdit is not a good choice for editing HTML files because it is difficult to save files back as proper HTML, and even if you do, they will lose some of their formatting.

    The Fetch Edit command only works with certain text editors; it requires that the editors support a special command that Fetch sends to them. You may not have any of those editors installed. For more information about this and a list of supported editors, see the FAQ entry titled Why can't I choose my favorite application for editing files?

    I'd recommend trying TextWrangler, which is a good free text editor from Bare Bones Software. It works with the Fetch Edit command, and it will save files HTML files properly. You can learn more about it and download it at:

    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

    However, TextWrangler is just a text editor - you have to edit the HTML code directly; it won't show it to you with formatting.

    For graphical (WYSIWYG) HTML editors, there are many choices, but all have trade offs. This web page has a list of many of the populars for the Macintosh: http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmleditors/tp/aatpwysedmac.htm

    I hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • skosch Member

    Thank you Scott,

    This is a huge help!

    I downloaded TextWrangler and will try to use it. I have to use a program that I can write my own HTML code so hopefully this will work.

    Sandy

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi Sandy,

    TextEdit is not a good choice for editing HTML files because it is difficult to save files back as proper HTML, and even if you do, they will lose some of their formatting.

    The Fetch Edit command only works with certain text editors; it requires that the editors support a special command that Fetch sends to them. You may not have any of those editors installed. For more information about this and a list of supported editors, see the FAQ entry titled Why can't I choose my favorite application for editing files?

    I'd recommend trying TextWrangler, which is a good free text editor from Bare Bones Software. It works with the Fetch Edit command, and it will save files HTML files properly. You can learn more about it and download it at:

    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

    However, TextWrangler is just a text editor - you have to edit the HTML code directly; it won't show it to you with formatting.

    For graphical (WYSIWYG) HTML editors, there are many choices, but all have trade offs. This web page has a list of many of the populars for the Macintosh: http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmleditors/tp/aatpwysedmac.htm

    I hope this helps,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Sandy,

    You're welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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