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Basic simple WISIWIG Text Code Editor

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3:26 pm on Nov 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Till this week I have hand coded the body text of my pages using just a few basics with absolutely nothing complicated. I've got to automate it now due to volume and I've tried using a few free WISIWIG HTML editors and noticed that while they get it right, the coding is unbelievably bloated ( easily 10 x ) compared with what I do myself. Bearing in mind that all I want to do is turn a simple Word document into non bloated body text can anyone recommend a program that has no bells or whistles and doesnt turn my 500 words into the 'War and Peace' of the HTML world.
3:57 pm on Nov 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Is it just one document? If you are intending to do many word files I would avoid import MS doc features. Word HTML is as bloated as it comes. You'll need to convert it to plain text first.

All WYSIWYG's will alllow you to mark it up as you go. It's really up to you how much markup you think necessary. For simple bodies of text I would add para's and headings and then use CSS to style it. This'll keep the automatically added WYSIWYG html lower (0 font tags) . I prefer Dreamweaver for this - then you could use templates or Server Side Includes on your pages to add navigation, footers etc..

5:34 pm on Nov 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sorry Limbo but I dont understand a word of what you are saying.
I have a word document i.e. prospective additional text for the body text area of a web page and I want to copy and paste it into some program that then spews out the html version so that I can then copy and paste that into my page. Is there a straight forward program that will do that without bloating the code?
12:40 am on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The best html, or web editor is textpad. Go to textpad.com and download it free.
1:37 am on Nov 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your help.
Found exactly what I was looking for at www.jafsoft.com
Plain text to html converter.