Solved: Editing a HTML document

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How do I edit HTML documents?
I used to be able to edit them by right clicking on the page and choosing "view source" and then I was able to edit the HTML coding.
Since I had a virus cleaned up by a tech friend I haven't been able to edit HTML documents. He may have changed a setting.
I have Vista and IE.
Many thanks!
 

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Html files are just plain text files. You can open them in just about any editor. Notepad, Word, etc...
 

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Thanks for your reply.
When I type HTML code into Notepad and save to "documents" with the extension... (name.html), it will open in "documents", but I can't edit it by right clicking on the document and clicking on "view source". The HTML code is there, but I can't change it........confusing.
 
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After you "View Source", save the file to your hard drive then open it with an HTML editor, or a text editor like Notepad.
 

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Many thanks, all. I think I have it.
Much appreciated.
duane
 

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Instead of opening in notepad, you might want to use Microsoft Frontpage, as you can edit and add without knowing code.
 

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Several of you have helped me with this problem and you gave me a new way to edit the code on a HTML document. However, I would still like to do it the way I did before.......right clicking on the HTML document and clicking "view source" to edit the code.......I took a screen shot of what I get when I do that, see attachment. It doesn't allow me to edit the code. It it a security problem or what?
Many thanks!
duane
 

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Squashman

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Why do you keep posting this stuff in the Digital Photography category?
 

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Hi Prof

I have merged your new post with your original thread and marked it unsolved...and moved it to the Web & Email forum.
This way we will avoid duplicating efforts and keep the history intact.
Please continue replies for this issue in this thread.
Thank you
 

Prof

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Many thanks, the links you provided will solve my problem. Sorry if I upset anyone with my duplication, just got frustrated.
Much appreciated!
Duane
 

Prof

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Cwwozniak, many thanks for that link......you're a life saver,lol.
Many thanks!
 

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You're welcome. I guess you can mark this topic as "Solved" for real this time. (y)
 
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