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I use to "hand code" everything and then check my work in a browser. Now with more complex pages, it can be very hard to keep one edited without using a WYSIWYG editor. Yes, I use text editors for some things, but there are a lot of things that need the editing while viewing the page, and not just the code.

On 11/14/2014 06:18 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Fri, 14 Nov 2014, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:

Yes, a text editor helps for some editing of an HTML file. Yet, for some work I need a WYSIWYG editor for the look and feel of the web document.

I use Kate [Ubuntu based Linux Mint] for the text editor. I use it for the Find/Replace option to change 91 links from [say] "" to "". That takes too much time in a WYSIWYG editor, or at least the ones I have used.

Currently I use Kompozer, but when I upgrade from Mint 16 to 17 [14.04 based] and beyond, the graphical display methods do not like the upgraded version that Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 now uses. So I will be looking for a different DEDICATED web page editor.

Yes, Writer can do the HTML editing, but I would prefer a WYSIWYG editor that was created specifically for web page editing and hopefully with error checking options.

I haven't followed the thread with great care so I may have overlooked a reference to 'bluefish'. <>

I haven't used it in quite a spell so this isn't a 'recommendation', just a reference to a tool which might be of use.

it is not, I think, wysiwyg as such but it will open your browser for inspection of results. (looking at the website it seems it may open your page within bluefish but I'm skimming too fast to be sure.)

see what you think.

(apologies if this has already been considered.)



On 11/13/2014 07:29 AM, Virgil Arrington wrote:

On 11/13/2014 06:39 AM, Ian Whitfield wrote:
Hi Kolbjoern

Thanks for the reply.

The document already exists - so I'm selecting 'File Open', I change the File Type to 'HTML Document (Writer)' and select my file. It then opens in "view" mode - So how do I get to the code to edit it??

I just tried it again, and I think I see your problem. I did exactly as you did, and the "HTML source" option did not appear on the View menu. I think the problem is that, when opening the file, you are changing the File Type to "HTML Document (Writer)." When you do that, all you get is a WYSIWYG display along with no HTML source option. So, I tried it again, but instead of changing the file type to "HTML Document (Writer)" I kept it at "All types." Then when I opened an HTML file, I saw the source code instead of the WYSIWYG display.

Not sure if this is intended behavior or a bug.

(All this said, I agree with Tom that I would use a regular text editor to edit HTML code. Gedit works nicely on my Ubuntu machine.)


On 11/13/2014 01:18 PM, Kolbjørn Stuestøl wrote:
When saving your document, select "HTML Document (Writer) (.html)" in the "File type:" drop down list in the Save dialog.

Den 13.11.2014 11:18, skreiv Ian Whitfield:
Hi All

Can I get some help on this please??

I have read about, and looked-up, the possibility of editing HTML documents in Writer but can not get it to work!! No matter what I do I can not fine 'HTML Mode' or 'View HTML' as talked about ion the help files.
I can load my document but can not get at the HTML code.

What am I missing or doing wrong??

I'm using LO 4.3 on PClinuxOS (latest)

Thanks for any help.

Pretoria RSA

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