HTML conversion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macman82, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. macman82 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2012
    I have recently bought a Mac OS X 10.6.8. It is refurbished but seems to work fine. I am studying an HTML course and have been using a pc so it's been slightly different but I cannot get the file to translate from text to HTML. I save the file as .html and once opened it merely displays the coding I have just typed in TextEdit.
    I have checked that .txt has not automatically been added on the end.
    In TextEdit preferences I have set format to plain text and to ignore rich text commands as I read this is the usual culprit - still no joy.

    What am I doing wrong here?

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Try using a text editor like TextWrangler and see if the behavior persists when you try to open the html file (presumably in a browser). TextEdit is a poor choice for HTML coding.
  3. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Also, are you opening the file by double clicking it? Try opening it from within Safari/Firefox via File->Open, or by dragging your .html file down to the Safari/Firefox icon in your dock. Does that make a difference?

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