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       Therefore it's the simplest since it does not add all that excess
verbage  ;-)

From: Tom Davies <>
Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 1:29 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Using LO Writer to edit HTML
To: anne-ology <>
Cc: "" <>

Hi :)
Notepad is possibly the most difficult text-editor to use.  It doesn't have
any of the fancy colour-coding that almost every text-editor has.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 November 2014 23:53, anne-ology <> wrote:

       The problem - and a major one to my way of thinking - is that these
WYSIWYG programs add a bunch of unnecessary verbage ...
            I've simplified HTML-coding by having the basics in a saved
notepad document
           to which I merely need add whatever whenever; I've yet to find a
site which can't view these.

       Well, that's my 2cents' worth  ;-)

From: Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Using LO Writer to edit HTML

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.

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
"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
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,
instead of changing the file type to "HTML Document (Writer)" I kept it
"All types." Then when I opened an HTML file, I saw the source code
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
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
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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