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Sunday, 13 February 2011

The 'New' HTML Editor

As I have often said, I didn't like using the HTML Editor. I always used the COMPOSE MODE Editor, with a few necessary visits to the HTML Editor, to 'add' things. This, as I've often been told, and found out, myself, is a recipe for problems.Things can go awry, switching between the two.

However, this New Editor helps the non-confident, with HTML. It tells you if you are wrong - and you can't PUBLISH until you get it correct! You can't even PREVIEW your post if the HTML is wrong!

So, I thought to myself, maybe, I can use the Compose Mode to do what I normally do, then, before Publishing, switch - ONCE - to the HTML Editor, check my script with the editor, and then Publish. So far, so good.

I am learning, however, and gaining confidence all the time. It's a very slow way of blogging, though. For instance, you have to make sure all the TAGS have an opener < , and a closer >. Also, I don't know why, when you use the Toolbar for emboldening, <b></b>, or Italicising, <i></i>, the editor does a 'run-home' to mother. The cursor disappears, and I have to scroll back to where I was working. There may be an easy way to fix that, but I don't know it.

Anyway, back to the main reason I am writing this. The HTML Editor is great! Not only does it tell you that your are wrong, but, when you try to Publish, it also highlights where you went wrong!

Give it a go. Like me, it will pay to learn.


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