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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).

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