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  • Started 10 years ago by peeair
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • peeair Member

    I recently switched to OS 10.3 . I am trying to edit and upload HTML documents in text format. Before in OS9, I was able to save and edit HTML documents in text format, even with the .HTML suffix, and upload them. Now, Textedit won't allow me to documents as text documents with the suffix .HTML. Is there a text editor you can reccomend that will allow me to do this, or am I doing something wrong in Textedit. I have also tried using Simpletext in Classic mode but i am unable to open HTML documents as text dosuments.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You can use TextEdit, but there are some tricks you need to keep in mind. Choose "Make Plain Text" from the Format menu in TextEdit so it won't add fancy rich text formatting to your HTML document. When you save the file TextEdit will ask whether to add a .txt suffix to the file name (which should already end in .html); click the "Don't Append" button. In order to make it easier to check the file name extension check the "Show all file extensions" in the Advanced section of Finder Preferences.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • peeair Member

    Jim
    I tried doing all of these things, but it still saves my files as HTML files, not text files. I am able to open and edit the files as text files, but the minute i save them, they revert back to HTML files. Please help.

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    You can use TextEdit, but there are some tricks you need to keep in mind. Choose "Make Plain Text" from the Format menu in TextEdit so it won't add fancy rich text formatting to your HTML document. When you save the file TextEdit will ask whether to add a .txt suffix to the file name (which should already end in .html); click the "Don't Append" button. In order to make it easier to check the file name extension check the "Show all file extensions" in the Advanced section of Finder Preferences.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You want .html files to open automatically in TextEdit rather than in a web browser? To make that change, follow these steps:

    1) Select a .html file in the Finder and choose "Get Info..." from the File menu.

    2) Turn down the "Open with:" triangle.

    3) Choose "TextEdit" from the pop-up menu that appears below the words "Open with:"

    4) Press the "Change All..." button to have the Finder associate all .html files with TextEdit.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

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