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Subject:Re: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 2 Dec 1997 11:57:05 -0800
At 11:12 AM 12/2/97 PST, Cheryle Wiese wrote:
>I'm in danger of either pulling all of my hair out, or tossing my
>monitor through the window, so here's my cry for help:
>I'm encountering a lot of problems...
>When I make changes to the code (like deleting
>those annoying </p> tags), deleting excessive tags (<b><b><b><b><b>), or
>even making *my* HTML additions in ALL CAPS (I prefer doing this as it
>sets the tags apart from the text) FrontPage ignores my changes and
>reverts back to it's own ugly code. (Yes, I hit the "save" button.)
>I've never used an HTML editor before, and am not sure that I like it.
Well, I haven't used Front Page yet, but I've looked at HoTMetaL and
Netscape Composer and no, it's not just Front Page; they *all* do that.
<sigh> See, I'm sighing now. When I tried them, my reaction was closer
If you're just converting Word docs, the cleanest translation I've seen
is from HTML Transit. Other than that it turns fonts on and off for
no apparent reason (<FONT> text text text </FONT>), it produces
pretty good, clean HTML -- no </P>, no turning lists on and off to
screw up numbering, no extra bold or italic codes, no sticking spaces
in where they don't belong.
I thought it'd be pretty nice to have an HTML editor -- see codes in
color, flip over to wysiwyg mode and back again... Boy was I wrong!
Call me a geek if you must. I'll stick with WordPad. %-\