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by JoshHendo / November 20, 2004 8:26 AM PST

Hello. I use Open Office.org to design my website. I also have some of my friends helping me with this. Because they have Microsoft Office, I don't want them to install OOo Just to use the HTML editor (I know they could use Word, but I want to all use the editor). Is there any HTML editor similar to OOo (that isn't anything else) that I can use instead?

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(NT) (NT) Mozilla?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2004 8:38 AM PST
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Re: OOo (openoffice.org)
by slim___shady / November 20, 2004 10:52 AM PST
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Nvu
by timwerx / November 20, 2004 12:20 PM PST
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Nvu is also open source freeware and based on Mozilla. I think it's easier to understand than the Open Office HTML editor.

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Re: Nvu
by JoshHendo / November 20, 2004 4:57 PM PST
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Thank you. I am now using Nvu. This program is so much better than OOo for web editing. This program had made my website viewable within firefox as well as ie (before it wouldn't work properly in ff). Also, when i edit it, I don't have to to keep re-inserting the flash side bar (everytime i have edited it before the flash side bar will turn into an image, and i had to get everything working again, which takes along time if you just want to edit 1 page)

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Re: OOo (openoffice.org)
by rmjboog / November 26, 2004 1:37 AM PST
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Hi. I designed and wrote an extensive corporate web site (www.raacomposites.com) a couple of years ago, having almost no prior experience with HTML. I quickly found that there was no single editor available that would do everything I needed to do, and some had so many proprietary boondoggles that using them would have limited the audience that could actually view this web site. Since the audience was, and still is, world-wide in scope, this was an important consideration. What I found the easiest of all to use, and what I still choose to use for most of my HTML editing tasks is a combination of two editors. One is Netscape Communicator (now Mozilla...), which allows me to assemble a web page visually, allowing me to see exactly what it will look like in that browser. The other is a 'shareware' program called HTMLEd-32, which allows me to work directly with the HTML code of a page and then test it in IE, so I can see exactly how it will look in that browser. I've found this combination to be so easy and effective that anything else will have to have a damned good sales pitch to catch my attention. I now also use Mozilla and OpenOffice running under Linux, but FrontPage, PageMill, and all the others have nothing I either need or want for my HTML editing tasks. Just something for you to think about as you search for your own tools...

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