1. scribbledhopes
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    alternate html editor for Forum post editing long short stories

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by scribbledhopes, Nov 1, 2012.

    Hi Everyone,
    Has anyone figured out a way to edit short stories in another program and paste them back into this forum with the proper HTML tags visible? I can't seem to figure out how to do this. Every time I try, I lose all the formating from word, Openoffice or Scrivener.

    Not looking for a product in general, because I am not trying to promote anything and break any rules. I just need to know if there is a way, maybe with one of these programs, or even if there is another floating out there. I have googled the tar out of this.

    What I am looking for is something like the online editor but full screen with just the format bar at the top for bold, Italics, Strikethrough, font color .. ect....

    I have started using a line by line method of editing and am finding the small edit window a bit cramped. I would also like a way to save a draft. Sometimes an edit can take over and hour. I want to give a quality and constructive reply, this could help.

    Right now I drag the window larger with the small arrow on the bottom but I have lost many replies because of a slight miss on a key. If the editor can save a daft or go full screen, well then that would be perfect, but I can't seem to figure it out.

    I did try writing them in word and then pasting them back and then applying the coding. It is Possible, but becomes sloppy. I also know the coding to some extent but distracts me from what I am trying to say as I write the HTML code to make it bold and in green on both ends of the selection. Ouch..


    thoughts.. Dave..
     
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    Dave, I would suggest trying out UBBEditor. It's free, open-source and you can SEE the effects, not the code, and then import either the HTML or the UBB code. There is a demo you can use on the site or download the free program.

    This may be what you are looking for. ;)

    ~ J. J.
     

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