[NH] Re: Newbie questions
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
>I edit several websites as newsletters and I am often sent documents in many different formats - some .doc files, some .rtf files, some .txt files, etc. I copy and paste what I am sent into a blank NoteTab page and save it as a .txt file - the default.
> John Wallace wrote:
> > change the txt to htm in the default extension section.
> A reasonable choice IF that is what you want. NoteTab is rather a
> powerful general purpose editor and when I want to start a new HTML
> page from scratch I mostly use one of my templates or the "modify
> document to HTML" option, so it is not for me.
Then I use the Modify to html. NoteTab automatically creates a new page and when I click on Save As the file is listed as an html file. I then cut and paste the piece of that page into my newsletter page.
I have two files: one is "newfile.txt" and the other is "newfile.htm". I can see what that page looks like by using any one of three methods: click on the globe, click on tools -> View In Browser, or simply press F8. My default browser is FireFox. I can also click on View in Alternate Browser (something like that) and get the page in IE7 (have not switched to IE8 yet)
I usually delete both of these after I have cut and pasted what I need.
I am writing this to add to the discussion about why I want to save files as .txt and then convert them. If I am creating a new page, I will, like Axel, use a template or I will have NoteTab create the basic page for me and modify it.
- John Wallace wrote:
> Axel, could you expand on that?Bruce has already written about taking text from somewhere and
making HTML of it. I could say more but that would mean posting my
clips. These are quite difficult to come to grips with. I have found
it much easier to start with something very basic and let your own
clips grow than to try to start with someone else's elaborate ones.
- --- In email@example.com, "John Wallace" <johnta1@...> wrote:
>I also have NoteTab generate text files by default.
> Axel, could you expand on that?
> Does it require a separate file to do it your way?
When I'm ready to create a new html document, below is the custom template I use (File/Template/Open).
One caveat, I would give the template a unique name instead of just "HTML", that way it won't be overwritten the next time you install a new version of NoteTab.
= DocTemplate ClipCode "NoName%0.2d.html"
; Get a couple things first
^!Set %DOCTITLE%=^?[Enter Web Page Title]
^!Set %DOCTYPE%=^?[(T=L;H=2) Transitional or Strict?=_Transitional^=<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">|Strict^=<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">]
;Now build the document
<meta name="keywords" content="keyword1,keyword2">
<meta name="description" content="Site Description Goes Here">
<meta name="author" content="John Zeman">
<meta name="generator" content="NoteTab Pro ^$GetProgVersion$">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=US-ASCII">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">
; PUT CURSOR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BODY SECTION