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

    I have not been able to use Fetch because I cannot edit. It tells me it has no text editor, to consult the Prefernces/Obscure pane, which has a NO in the text editor box and that NO cannot be deleted or changed.
    I have sent e-mails with no response and today I called and could only get voice mail and so far no response.
    These experiences chill enthusiasm for Fetch.
    Sincerely,
    Joseph Mastropaolo

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Joseph,

    I'm sorry there's been a delay in replying to you.

    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 editor application, it saves your changes back to the server instead of to your local hard drive.

    Only certain applications include support for saving the file back to the server via Fetch, so Fetch only lists those applications as choices for editing applications in the Preferences/Obscure pane. I'd guess that you do not have any of those applications installed on your Macintosh.

    The supported text editors are: BBEdit, AlphaX, CSSEdit, Jedit X, mi, Page Spinner, Smultron, Style, SubEthaEdit, Tag, Tex-Edit, TextMate, and TextWrangler. If you have any of those installed, Fetch should list them as choices for the text editor. If you do have one of those installed and Fetch is not listing it, let us know and we will try to help you fix that problem.

    TextWrangler is a good, free text editor. However, if you want to use something other than the applications listed above, 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 hard drive, and you'll have to upload the changed file back to the server yourself.

    To do this:

    * Select a file of the type you want to edit (e.g. select a .txt file, or an .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 (e.g. GoLive) 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 me know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Joseph Mastropaolo Member

    Thank you, Scott.
    I have html and gif files on the web site. Will TextWrangler do for both?
    Best wishes.
    Joseph

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi Joseph,

    I'm sorry there's been a delay in replying to you.

    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 editor application, it saves your changes back to the server instead of to your local hard drive.

    Only certain applications include support for saving the file back to the server via Fetch, so Fetch only lists those applications as choices for editing applications in the Preferences/Obscure pane. I'd guess that you do not have any of those applications installed on your Macintosh.

    The supported text editors are: BBEdit, AlphaX, CSSEdit, Jedit X, mi, Page Spinner, Smultron, Style, SubEthaEdit, Tag, Tex-Edit, TextMate, and TextWrangler. If you have any of those installed, Fetch should list them as choices for the text editor. If you do have one of those installed and Fetch is not listing it, let us know and we will try to help you fix that problem.

    TextWrangler is a good, free text editor. However, if you want to use something other than the applications listed above, 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 hard drive, and you'll have to upload the changed file back to the server yourself.

    To do this:

    * Select a file of the type you want to edit (e.g. select a .txt file, or an .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 (e.g. GoLive) 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 me know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Joseph,

    TextWrangler will only edit text files, which does include HTML files, but not .gif files.

    For graphic files such as .gif files, the only graphic editor that supports automatically saving changed files back to the server is GraphicConverter.

    But again, you can set .gif files to open in any other graphic editing program as I described; they just won't save them back to the server automatically.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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