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    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

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    Text Mate.

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

    Very good!

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    Another suggestion is Bare Bones' BBEdit.

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

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    Just save the file from text editor as txt

    go to the finder and change the extension to .css

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

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    Another vote for Textmate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobywuk View Post
    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

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    MacHeadCase
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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.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    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.

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

    Edit: Too slow
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