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editing (2 posts)
- Started 7 years ago by jeannemk
- Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
I am new to this as well...I am used to using WS FTP95 on windows to update my site. I have downloaded fetch and am able to see all my files, however, I am unable to edit them. Please help! I have tried selecting and editor from obscure under preferences, but nothing is listed. Help!!
Scott McGuire Administrator
The "Edit" command in Fetch has a specific function - when you edit a file, Fetch opens it in the selected editor application so you can make changes to it, and then when you save the file in the application, it saves your changes back to the server instead of to your local hard drive.
Only certain Macintosh applications include support for saving the file back to the server via Fetch, so Fetch only lists those applications as choices for editing applications. The most likely reason no applications are listed in the "Edit with" menu is because you do not have any of the supported applications on your Macintosh. Unfortunately, several popular applications for editing webpage files, such as Dreamweaver, GoLive, TextEdit, and Photoshop, do not support saving the files back to the server via the Fetch Edit command, so Fetch does not list them as choices in the menu.
TextWrangler from Bare Bones Software is a good, free text editor that supports the Fetch Edit command. Other text editors that support automatically saving changes back to the server are: BBEdit, Smultron, SubEthaEdit, TextMate, CSSEdit, Page Spinner, skEdit, Tag, Tex-Edit Plus, AlphaX, Jedit X, mi, Pepper, and Style.
However, you can tell Fetch to open any kind of file in any other application when you download it or double-click on it in Fetch. The difference is that any changes will be saved locally to your Macintosh hard drive, not to the server. This may do what you want.
To do this:
* Select a file of that type (e.g. select a .html file).
* Click Get Info.
* In the Transfer Options section, select "Save and open the file" in "After transferring a file like this" section.
* Also in the Transfer Options section, choose the application you want from the "Open files like this with:" menu. If the application you want is not listed, you can choose "Other" to find it.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
[This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 05-29-2007).]
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