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Text editing (4 posts)

  • Started 10 years ago by Rev. Davies
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Rev. Davies Member

    I am a newbe! Also new to macbook pro. What type of text editor do I need to edit pages with fetch and a mac? I use Firefox and I have heard that Firefox has an editor to use with fetch. But I am lost as how to use. Any one with any help? Thank you.

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    You can create pages in any program on your Macintosh and then upload them in Fetch.

    The Fetch "Edit" command has a specific function - it lets you edit files that are already on your server. When you use the "Edit" command in Fetch, 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 text editors include support for saving the file back to the server via Fetch. They are: BBEdit, TextWrangler, Smultron, SubEthaEdit, TextMate, CSSEdit, Page Spinner, skEdit, Tag, Tex-Edit Plus, and Jedit X.

    I am not aware of any editor in Firefox that works with the Fetch Edit command.

    You can learn more about the Fetch Edit command by reading this help topic:

    http://www.fetchsoftworks.com/FetchWebHelp/Contents/Commands/Edit.html

    But if you don't have pages on your server already, you should first create the pages in the program of your choice on your Macintosh, and then just upload them to the server. And then when you want to make changes, you can either continue to use any editor on the Macintosh, and just upload your changes manually, or you can use the Fetch Edit command.

    I hope this clarifies things, and please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Rev. Davies Member

    Thank you very much for the information. That answered my question right on! Thanks again!
    Harry

    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Harry,

    You're welcome - glad to hear you're all set!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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