Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: HandyMac on Sep 01, '06 04:55:11PM
Speaking of TextEdit -- which is my most used app after Safari, and does a lot of clever tricks (for instance, paste a URL into TextEdit, select it, control-click and you can make it into a clickable live link, very useful in the myriad help documents I create for clients) -- it's not widely known that it's what amounts to open-source; the source code comes with XCode Tools (in /Developer/Examples/AppKit/TextEdit) with, I gather, permission to do whatever you like with it. One neat example of what can be done is iText Express, which adds a few neat features (page numbers, columns, header/footer, footnotes, adjustable margins, etc.) to make TextEdit into a pretty good slim & fast word processor -- sorta like WriteNow for OS X (except its file format is non-propretary RTF, just like TextEdit).

[ Reply to This | # ]