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tobywuk 12-20-2007 08:08 AM

Text Editor
 
Im trying to use my mac to make a website with code. I am currently using textEdit but im trying to save a file as a .css extension but textedit will not let me and keeps asking me to save it as a file type from a drop down list where my desired extension is not present.

Can someone recommend me a good text editor please. thanks

Lewwy 12-20-2007 08:12 AM

Text Mate.

Google it, its amazing and formats your text according to which type of code you are writing.

Very good!

MacHeadCase 12-20-2007 08:23 AM

Another suggestion is Bare Bones' BBEdit. :)

tobywuk 12-20-2007 08:25 AM

any free ones? Im just after something simple, like an equivalent to microsofts notepad which is simple, but does the job great.

louishen 12-20-2007 08:28 AM

Just save the file from text editor as txt

go to the finder and change the extension to .css

tobywuk 12-20-2007 08:33 AM

i cant see the option to save it as .txt, I have loads of junk like RTF, RTFD, DOC etc...

novicew 12-20-2007 09:38 AM

Another vote for Textmate.

louishen 12-20-2007 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tobywuk (Post 551908)
i cant see the option to save it as .txt, I have loads of junk like RTF, RTFD, DOC etc...


Under the format menu select Make Plain Text

TextEdit now becomes a basic text editor and saves as txt

hope that helps

MacHeadCase 12-20-2007 10:34 AM

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...Or if you want to make the change permanent, just go into TextEdit's preferences and, in the New Document tab, select Plain Text.

See screenie.

technologist 12-20-2007 01:11 PM

TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit. But for simplicity, just switch TextEdit over, as MHC suggested

dtravis7 12-20-2007 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by technologist (Post 552050)
TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit. But for simplicity, just switch TextEdit over, as MHC suggested

I love TextWrangler. Great editor and for free as Tech pointed out.

puaerotch 12-20-2007 01:16 PM

Bare Bones has a free text editor called TextWrangler. I really like it.

Edit: Too slow


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