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Editing text in osx

Need help in editing text format!

     
6:26 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Pls. I need help!I do not know how to edit text in OSX.Base on what I read,in order to run the html code,I must edit the text from "rich text" to "plain Text" in OSX.
6:47 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Try a free text editor such as TextWrangler.

[barebones.com...]

You can google for other ones.

7:06 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm currently downloading.Thanks a million.
1:51 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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BBEdit is the text editor of choice for most web developers on OS X.
9:21 am on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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SubEthaEdit [codingmonkeys.de] is my personal favourite - good syntax highlighting options and its Rendevous collaboration is excellent. It's only free for non-commercial use however.
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I actually don't use any of the text editors for the mac. I recommended textwrangler because it was free and I had heard good things about it. Mac users usually rave about BBEdit, but I've never been able to understand the hype.

In our work environment we use IntellijIDEA [jetbrains.com] but it is a bit too much for most designers. Our sites are jsp pages and IDEA has great html (xtp) and css support. But the main reason I love it is the VIM plugin. If I could find a html editor for the mac with VIM support, it would be a very happy day.

VI definitely has a learning curve, but once it is mastered coding becomes SO much easier.

...just my two cents. :)

2:30 pm on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I must edit the text from "rich text" to "plain Text" in OSX.

It seems folks have started talking about their favorite text editors without answering Mary's question.

The easiest way to convert a few files from rtf (rich text) to plain text in Mac OS X is:

1. Open each file in TextEdit
2. Select the menu: Format...Make Plain Text
(or press shift-command T)
3. Save the file (keeping the .txt extension)

If you are constantly getting rtf files and want the conversion to happen automatically, you can use this

RTF to Plain Text Translator
[daringfireball.net]

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It seems folks have started talking about their favorite text editors without answering Mary's question.

I hadn't even noticed that I did that, but you are absolutely correct. Thanks for bringing the thread back to the topic timster. :)

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I think we Were answering her question. :)

You can jump through all the loops of using TextEdit for an html editor... or as I recommended download a Free one that does the job 'out of the box' and with nice formatting.

Just telling her how to fix her problem in TextEdit really isn't helping her at all. It is just putting a band-aid on the problem.

8:46 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just telling her how to fix her problem in TextEdit really isn't helping her at all. It is just putting a band-aid on the problem.

Only if you believe it's not really solving the problem.
For me, wanting to write bare text - for example for .htaccess and .htpasswd files - TextEdit does just fine.
For converting RTF to text it does just fine.

Anyway, no point in major surgery when all it needs is a band-aid....

It's as free as all the other solutions, but it doesn't even need to be downloaded... <grin>

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But You didn't ask the question... she did. And she wasn't editing plain text files, but html ones. :)
10:30 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Saucey

you wrote

And she wasn't editing plain text files, but html ones. :)

In fact, the orginal question was

I must edit the text from "rich text"

There's quite a difference :-)

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Base on what I read,in order to run the html code,

Are you doing selective reading? :)