Using PSPad to Edit an HTML File
For the Macintosh, there are at least two free HTML editors that run on Mac OS:
- PSPad is a good text editor for writing HTML files because it uses
coloring and highlighting to make the HTML easier to read.
The labs have PSPad installed. You can install PSPad on your home computer
for free at
- Set your computer to show file extensions, as follows.
1. Invoke Windows Explorer by selecting Start >> All Programs >> Accessories >>
Windows Explorer (or invoke My Computer or My Documents).
2. From Windows Explorer, select Tools >> Folder Options >> View tab.
Uncheck the box for "Hide extensions for known file types".
- Use Windows Explorer to create a folder named IT130 on the C drive or
on your memory stick.
- To start PSPad at home, select Start >> PSPad Editor >> PSPad Editor
>> PSPad (or double-click on the PSPad shortcut).
To start PSPad in the labs, select Start >> CTI Software >> Accessories >>
- To create a new file in PSPad, select File >> New File and then select
HTML and click the ok button. You will see the skeleton for an HTML file.
Edit the file so that it is the same as the HTML file in Example 1
You can delete the HTML tags that you don't need (like the meta tags
in the skeleton file).
- To save the file, select File >> Save As and then name the file example1.html
and save it in the IT130 folder.
- In Windows Explorer, double click on the example1.html icon. The browser
should show the web page for Example 1.
- Another nice feature of Pspad: Type ctrl-space and then the first few
letters of a tag name and then ok. This will insert the opening and closing
tags for the selected html element.