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Help. Need a good Text to HTML website.
03/06/2012 | Responsibility2nd

Posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

I'm as up to speed on posting hyperlinks and pictures in a thread or reply as the average FReeper, but my main source of making Text to HTML is going away.

Currently I'm using an older version of Google Docs that has an edit HTML option. But Google Docs (stupid idiots that they are) will soon be disabling this option.

Most of my FReeping is done at work (shhh - don't tell my IT guys), so I can't download a good text to HTML editor. I also don't have access to Microsoft Outlook for email purposes.

What I've been looking for is a good website that allows an easy generation of hyperlinks and even pictures.

Any ideas?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: html; texttohtml
This looks like a halfway dencent alternative, but there must be someting better.

1 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:47 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Are you asking about doing the HTML for posting here in FR?

And just to be sure....you know about the FR sandbox?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2827523/posts


2 posted on 03/06/2012 8:08:46 AM PST by Jayster
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://portableapps.com/apps/development/nvu_portable


3 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jayster
No, no. There are websites out there that easily make this
 

And just to be sure....you know about the FR sandbox?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2827523/posts

 
Into this
 
 

And just to be sure....you know about the FR sandbox?

 

 

Without the need to type in all the HTML codes.

4 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:10 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: smokingfrog

Uh-oh. That’s accessable by downloading.

Can’t do that - AT WORK.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 8:15:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Most of the stuff you’re talking about is just a hrefs, when I have to use one I just do a quick “view source” copy one to get the basic structure, paste and replace with my stuff. If I was doing a lot I’d grab a bunch of the tags I use the most and put them in a text file for easy reference.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:21 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, just making sure....

But for FR, I just do the typing in of the HTML code.

For websites, I use Microsoft FrontPage and Dreamweaver.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:27 AM PST by Jayster
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh. Something like this?

http://www.onlinehtmleditor.net/


8 posted on 03/06/2012 8:22:08 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is very similar to the one you posted a link to, but I find it to be quite handy. I like the appearance.

You are going to be quite limited without downloading a WYSIWYG editor. Online followed by copy and paste will have to do.

9 posted on 03/06/2012 8:23:10 AM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: smokingfrog

Not exactly. It asks that you...

“Just type the HTML and it will be shown below.”

I’m looking for one that allows you to past in the already linked HTML and it converts it to the <img scr....


10 posted on 03/06/2012 8:32:31 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: RobertClark
OK, I like that. I cut and pasted the following. Hit Source. And this is what I got....

 

 

Limbaugh revels in the crossfire

CNN -
By Todd Leopold, CNN Once again, Rush Limbaugh -- the conservative provocateur with the self-described "talent on loan from God" -- is in hot water.

 

11 posted on 03/06/2012 8:36:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Any ideas?"

Yeah, if you're going to steal time from your employer then join your brothers in the occupy movement.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 8:37:16 AM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Most of my FReeping is done at work (shhh - don't tell my IT guys)
FYI - many (most?) businesses monitor the employee's Internet activity.
13 posted on 03/06/2012 8:37:25 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: I see my hands

Cool!

 

A Snarky response from the Box Guy.

 

Well, I can one-up that. I"ll show how much more cooler I am than he is by posting in a box with more fonts and colors.

 

Nyahhh!



14 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: oh8eleven

Yeah, I know. But so far, no problems....


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:45:47 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: discostu

View source is cool. If only there was a way to copy ONLY the source that you want to view. Instead of the entire page.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Which browser are you using? All the ones I’ve ever played with with the view source window is a read only text editor which means you can highlight selected text, then a clipboard copy will just give that.

Also it’s worth remembering that Word can do most not horrible complicated HTML and save as HTML, which is really just a text file you can open with notepad and copy and paste to FR. Kind of clunky, and Word is by no means a good web page editor, but again if you’re just putting together some hrefs and img srcs it’ll do and your work machine probably has Word on it.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:54:35 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: I see my hands

FReeping from work isn’t necessarily stealing time. Folks on salary are paid for results not time, if FReeping doesn’t interfere with the results everybody gets what they’re paying for.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:56:29 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu

IE 8. And I’ve looked and looked at Word options. Like you said, they are klunky. I didn’t even see a save as HTML option. Not sure I would even want to go to that much trouble.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 9:03:19 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

IE 8 let’s me highlight text. You have to get to the Other Formats and extend the drop down in the Save As, it’s amazing how many thing Word can save as. I’ve used Word to throw together a quick web page, for an extraction it’s a bit of a pain, to slap a page up it’s pretty handy though.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 9:07:13 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu
FReeping from work isn’t necessarily stealing time. Folks on salary are paid for results not time
Soooo, if you're paying two employees salary AND benefits, who only need four hours a day to do their jobs, you keep both?
21 posted on 03/06/2012 9:08:00 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: discostu

I might try this.

OK, you go to other formats. But then you save as... what type?

Rich Text Format?


22 posted on 03/06/2012 9:14:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: oh8eleven

I they’re getting 8 hours each of work done in 4 hours you’ve got an opportunity to expand the business. Keep them both and make some sales.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 9:20:25 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Should say Web Page somewhere in that list, maybe Web Page Filtered which I don’t actually know what it is and avoid. Also keep in mind that the right click menu usually has Hyperlink on it which will let you do most of your stuff, the hyperlink dialog even has a Browse the web button so you can hotlink pictures and stuff. None of it’s as smooth and easy as a real web editor, but IT installed it for you.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 9:23:33 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

/Bump


25 posted on 03/06/2012 9:23:53 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: discostu

Tell that to the owner or CEO. Or if you're smart tell that person you're being underutilized and are able to take on more responsibility.

Lol, every thief has a rationalization.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 9:36:29 AM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

My bosses seem to be quite happy with my throughput. There’s no theft. I get the job done. If I’m on a project with very few people that project ALWAYS gets done early. And I’m always capable of “dropping” what I’m on for a SHTF situation. I’m the can do go to guy. And my bosses aren’t dumb, they understand the implication of the guy who can always jump on the emergency when there isn’t one. But because I’m on time, on quality, and on the pinch hit I got a raise when the company is officially not giving raises.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 9:51:44 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu
"I get the job done"

You said you're on salary, not piece work.

Fine tell your boss you're posting on forums and see how glad he/she is to learn you're able to drop that anytime something needs to be done.

But it's your business, Tom Joad, and not mine. The OP asked and I contributed.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 10:08:45 AM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

I am on salary, and there’s a definable job to get done. My boss already knows, it’s how things work out here in the real world where employers know that they’ve hired adults who can behave like adults. Of course given your need to draw attention to yourself and throw insults I’m guessing the whole “adults who behave like adults” thing is a bit outside your life. Here in grown up land we’ve got the features we’ve got the deadline, we’re trusted to get the job done.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 11:23:06 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.coffeecup.com

Wouldn’t be without it and it’s freeware.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 11:48:20 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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http://www.coffeecup.com/html-editor/


31 posted on 03/06/2012 11:51:22 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: discostu
If your employer knows you spend work hours on line then I was never talking to you.

You don't know who I am nor what I done, that's not your fault it's the nature of the medium we share, fair enough. You can trust me or not when I tell you I'm familiar with the workplace and the qualities and behaviors that are typical of the successful.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 11:54:33 AM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

My bosses, being not stupid, know that people don’t really grind on all 8 hours of the day. They might not know the specifics, but they’re not dumb. They understand that we’re not hourly, that we’re paid to produce a product on time and on quality, and that there is always going to be down time, and that the difference between people looking busy when they’re not or visibly coasting when they can coast is actually a matter of dishonesty vs honesty. And they’d rather their employees not lie to them.

I know everything I need to know about you. You stick your posts in a silly border to draw attention to yourself, you quickly judge people based on basically no information, and you like to throw around insulting labels like “thief” and “brothers in the occupy movement”. All of which pretty much marks you as immature and annoying.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 12:03:46 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu
"I know everything I need to know about you"

Yes, you do.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 12:06:27 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Actually, you can use Microsoft Outlook Express to do just that. Don't set it up with any email info. Just open it and set it to not check for email at start up.

Then just open a new piece of "mail" and start typing. Use any font or color you want. When done, look at the lower left and you'll see tabs. Click on the Source tab and there you'll see the HTML source code for everything you've written.

I use it frequently and it works great.

35 posted on 03/12/2012 6:42:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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