Where do I find a simple HTML Editor

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Hi Warriors,

I'm way out of my depth with website designers - I'm an aged pensioner with far more knowledge of steam than computers.

Due to a virus I recently lost a simple HTML editor that I have used for a few years now and fully understood.

Since then I've downloaded two other HTML editors and found them way too complex for my knowledge level.

All I need is something that allows me to enter in plain text and it automatically converts to HTML. I do know how to add colors, bold, italics, hyperlinks etc. But I need something that automatically converts plain text to HTML.

Can anybody help with a suggestion please?

Cheers,
Davmac
#editor #find #html #simple
  • Profile picture of the author Paul1234
    Hi Davmac,

    This one takes plain text files and automatically coverts them with basic html tags (so you can continue editing the html afterwards), it's free:

    easy HTools: Easy Text To HTML Converter: Description

    What was the simple html editor you had before the virus?
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Aloha Davmac

    You might want to check out NVU at Nvu - Download . This is a free HTML editor.

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    You might want to check out Sea Monkey The SeaMonkey Project. This is basically Netscape under another name, and is very simple to use. It comes with a suite of tools you probably won't need, so when you install it, select "custom" and deselect the mail client and instant messenger.

    The HTML software is very easy to use, and will convert plain text into HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author chris8918
    Hi Davmac,

    I have been using KomPozer and can recommend it highly. If you need some simple, down to earth instruction on building a website, website design, etc, I can also recommend some great instructional videos... you can check them out posted in my signature. Let me know if you need more help.

    Christine
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    • Profile picture of the author Davmac40
      Thanks Warriors,

      I appreciate the kind help offered by everybody and am busy following up all of the suggestions.

      What I like most about this forum is that a pure dummy like me can get logical and helpful responses from people with far greater talent.

      Thanks everybody your help is invaluable.

      Cheers,
      Davmac
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex G.
    the simplest html editor is notepad but if u want soemthing really helpful use dreamweaver . good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jerson
    HTML simply notepad.

    dreamweaver. or other free editor search it to google
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmith
    Basic HTML Editor is a program which helps to code in HTML. Basic HTML has also got some in-built HTML codes like Center, Page title, and Marquee. You can also save your HTML file and back up of your code. Back up code will be saved in txt file.
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  • Profile picture of the author Efrain Hernandez
    Originally Posted by Davmac40 View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I'm way out of my depth with website designers - I'm an aged pensioner with far more knowledge of steam than computers.

    Due to a virus I recently lost a simple HTML editor that I have used for a few years now and fully understood.

    Since then I've downloaded two other HTML editors and found them way too complex for my knowledge level.

    All I need is something that allows me to enter in plain text and it automatically converts to HTML. I do know how to add colors, bold, italics, hyperlinks etc. But I need something that automatically converts plain text to HTML.

    Can anybody help with a suggestion please?

    Cheers,
    Davmac
    What your looking for is a WYSIWYG editor. Xsitepro in my opinion is one the best HTML editors available.

    It includes hundreds of templates, allows you to insert video, allows you to insert Amazon and Google Adsense ads and a lot more without looking at the code.
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard2009
    I've got a program that converts word documents into web pages. Send me an email and I'll give it to you for free.
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    • Profile picture of the author aisling
      I'll chime in to endorse Nvu at net2.com/nvu/download.html

      I write my HTML by hand, when I need to, that is. (I'm switching all of my sites to WordPress, and that eliminates most coding needs.)

      When I use an editor, I'm using the old 1st Page 2000... but it's not for beginners.

      I tried Dreamweaver, but when I needed to edit something, I preferred the clean code of Nvu. The fact that Nvu is free makes it my first choice when I recommend a WYSIWYG editor.
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Bell
        Try nvu. you can get it free from download dot com. It has both the HTML and WYSIWYG. And just push a tab and ot turns one into the other and back again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fox30
    I would also check out KompoZer - Easy web authoring
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    • Profile picture of the author casben79
      if html editing is not your thing try yola.com i have found them great in the past, but have moved on to more advanced stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author timeworks
    I agree with some on this that NVU is a good free editor but it has not been updated or is maintained anymore. The developers switched to KomPozer which is a decent free program.

    The more advanced I get the more I am using Dreamweaver. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jmanwarrior747
    Hello DavMac, I use simple HTML KIT, by chami.com , it does all that good stuff for free, i've learned html just using this kit, here's the link;
    www.htmlkit.com/download
    good luck
    Jman
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  • Profile picture of the author jacoberoi
    Install a notepad replacement. If you want to look under the hood of html, try notepad++. It's free, light and easy. However it doesn't convert anything. But it's great to look at your coding.
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