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    Opening an HTML file as an editable text file
    Recent [Jan 07] switcher, I want to open an HTML file as a text file, similiar to opening an html file with notepad under WinXP. TextEdit is evaluating the html. I just want text.

    I'm thinking this should be pretty simple....


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    try right clicking (ctrl clicking) on the file and go to "Open with..." and select a different app like...i dont really know w/e app u want
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    smultron is an excellent text editor (see I use it to edit the HTML for my web site all the time.
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    Mar 05, 2007
    If you just need the text, I would open the HTML file in a browser, copy and paste into a word document.

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    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2007
    Just open the HTML page in your browser then click "View Source" - under the edit menu in most browsers.

    Then "Save As" > text.

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    Command-U in firefox
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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