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NickBockwinkelFan
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Since: 10.4.02
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I have been updating my own website since 2003. My old roommate built the templates and I entered all the html for the content.

My old method:

1) Open page to be updated in IE, clicking on "view page source"

2) Notepad opened with html

3) I edited the html and saved

4) Uploaded updated page to server via FTP

I have been using Firefox for years but I still would edit the pages in IE because when I would click view page source on Firefox it wouldn't let me edit

I upgraded to Windows 7 this week (I'm always on the cutting edge) and now IE won't allow me to edit

How do I edit in IE or Firefox now? I have been searching the menus but can't find anything that allows me access to edit the page source.

Thanks



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#2 Posted on
Right-Click, "View Source" shows the HTML which can then be copied into Notepad.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.31
    Originally posted by PeterStork
    Right-Click, "View Source" shows the HTML which can then be copied into Notepad.

Or in Firefox, View->Page Source. Or shortcut command Ctrl-U (at least in Windows). From that point on it can be copied and then pasted into Notepad.
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Since: 10.4.02
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I can not figure out how paste into these source pages, either on IE or Firefox.

I was able to copy the original source into notepad and update the info, but it won't allow me to paste it back into the original page. Can you please be more specific in the steps I need to take.

Is there no way to simply type new information into the source page?

(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 2.4.11 1517)


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You're not supposed to use web browsers as editors, basically. Everyone is telling you to open Notepad *separately* ...then select all text from your browser's "View Source" window (Ctrl-A), copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) into your Notepad window.

Failing that, there MAY be a Firefox plug-in that will let you View Source in an application that you specify. Maybe this one (addons.mozilla.org)?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by CRZ
    You're not supposed to use web browsers as editors, basically.


Thanks. I guess this was the crux of my problem.

I downloaded this HTML editor from cnet

http://download.cnet.com/​​​​CoffeeCup-​​​​HTML-​​​​Editor/​​​​3000-​​​​10247_​​​​4-​​​​10003347.html

It worked great.

Does anyone have a recommendation for an html editor? This one has a 30 day trial, but I'm wondering if there's one better.

Thanks for the help everyone!

I just tried Mozilla's Seamonky Project - Composer. Any thoughts on this?

(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 2.4.11 1818)

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I use HTML-Kit for basic updates on my laptop. It's free and available from C-NET.
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Notepad++

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

'sfree and I've used it for years. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Read it and weep, fella


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.64
    Originally posted by NickBockwinkelFan
      Originally posted by CRZ
      You're not supposed to use web browsers as editors, basically.


    Thanks. I guess this was the crux of my problem.(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 2.4.11 1818)
Gold star to CRZ for his laser-like insight into what you were looking to do. (I don't think I was the only one who wasn't grokking the question.)
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by NickBockwinkelFan

    Does anyone have a recommendation for an html editor? This one has a 30 day trial, but I'm wondering if there's one better.

    Thanks for the help everyone!


Not sure how savvy you are with HTML (though it seems like you're editing the source with no problem) but I'd recommend Aptana, too. It's similar to Dreamweaver, though it doesn't have a WYSIWYG portion. It does connect up to your site via FTP direction, though, which might eliminate the need to do the view source -> copy steps.

http://www.aptana.com/products/studio2
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