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    Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    Hello

    All I want to do is create a document, with the options much like the ones you see when you write a comment in our forums.
    And then being able to see the html code behind it and copy paste.
    I don't want anything fancy...
    I just want smt very simple that get's things done...

    For example...

    If there was a way to click and get an html version in the editor of the ubuntu forums, it would be great!!
    If there was a way to write an email (using Thunderbird) and then click and get the html version or
    write smt on gedit and get the html version...

    Simplicity and easiness is what I am looking for.

    Thank you all in advance
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    Re: Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    You may want to check out KompoZer: http://www.kompozer.net/index.php, i think this is what you're after?...

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    Re: Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    Ifaistos: Libre/OpenOffice Writer documents can be formatted as required and then saved as html. You can open the resulting .html file with a Web Browser or view/edit the html itself by opening the file with Gedit or a similar text-editor.

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    Re: Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    As well as Kompozer, I seem to remember seeing an HTML editor called bluefish, and one in a browser suite called seamonkey. All of these are rather lower level than (say) LibreOffice which doesn't let you edit or even see the raw HTML.

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    Re: Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    I recommend NOT using OpenOffice (and I imagine that LibreOffice is rather similar in this regard) for writing HTML. It makes horrible code with all sorts of unneeded bits and pieces. It's a nightmare to edit by hand later on. Believe me, I've tried it!

    KomPozer isn't too bad, nor is the Composer component in SeaMonkey, if you just want to write fairly simple pages.

    Bluefish isn't WYSIWYG, but you can keep refreshing the resulting document in a browser, so that you can see what's going on.

    You could even, as has been mentioned, write something in Thunderbird. You can access the code by selecting the saved email and then hitting ctrl-u. That opens a separate window with all the code in it, which you can then copy and paste elsewhere.
    Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.

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    Re: Looking for a simple HTML editor with instructions

    Thank you all for you awesome suggestions !!
    The combination of Thunderbird and Ctrl-U was the easiest to implement.

    Great !
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