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shetler.joseph
Sep 8, 2011, 10:35 PM
I have just switched to 10.7 and am having trouble with all my .html files.

I prefer to code HTML long-hand with a simple text program, not one that color coats everything and tries to guess what I'm doing. I had been using an application called Tex-Edit Plus (http://www.tex-edit.com/) for this, which would not open in 10.7. So I tried opening my files in TextEdit with "Ignore rich text commands in HTML files" checked so that I could see the code. That worked, and I was able to edit the files, but whenever I click "Save" the file extensions are changed from .html to .txt. I have to change them back manually in the file names.

What do I need to do to fix this? Or is there an application other than TextEdit I am meant to use?

Many thanks.



mrapplegate
Sep 9, 2011, 06:37 AM
I have just switched to 10.7 and am having trouble with all my .html files.

I prefer to code HTML long-hand with a simple text program, not one that color coats everything and tries to guess what I'm doing. I had been using an application called Tex-Edit Plus (http://www.tex-edit.com/) for this, which would not open in 10.7. So I tried opening my files in TextEdit with "Ignore rich text commands in HTML files" checked so that I could see the code. That worked, and I was able to edit the files, but whenever I click "Save" the file extensions are changed from .html to .txt. I have to change them back manually in the file names.

What do I need to do to fix this? Or is there an application other than TextEdit I am meant to use?

Many thanks.

Try TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/), it is Free and has some good features. You should get a lot more replies as there are plenty of programs you could use.

CmdrLaForge
Sep 9, 2011, 06:38 AM
Try TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/), it is Free and has some good features. You should get a lot more replies as there are plenty of programs you could use.

Exactly what I was going to post. Great little app and the best. Free.

shetler.joseph
Sep 9, 2011, 10:47 AM
Try TextWrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/), it is Free and has some good features. You should get a lot more replies as there are plenty of programs you could use.

Looks great--many thanks.

HawaiiMacAddict
Sep 9, 2011, 11:32 AM
Not only that, but if you get into any other programming, TextWrangler color-codes based on syntax. In other words, it is intelligent enough to figure out the specific language you're using. Textwrangler is an amazing app, and I heartily second the recommendation.