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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: Creative-i on Oct 18, '07 01:29:19AM
Hmmm I've been reading through this trying to find an easy Text to HTML conversion programme such as the one I used under OS9 and no luck! I used a small utility called Cyrk Text Converter which is fantastic but doesn't run under OSX and I can no longer run the Classic environment (guess why).

Basically all I want to do is convert the URL http://domain/filename to the standard link <a href="http://domain/filename">; Filename </a> and ditto for mailto: which is what Cyrk did but I search in vain for an OSX equivalent.

Cyrk also added simple classes such class="www" which I could do a global search and replace in Dreamweaver to convert to target="_blank" class="www". Obviously it also inserts the HTML head, body tags etc giving me a simple unadorned HTML page which I could open in DW and format accordingly (font, size et al).

Anybody got any suggestions?

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Convert formatted text to valid HTML using TextEdit
Authored by: alec kinnear on Nov 25, '07 06:13:56AM
According to handymac above, TextEdit will do the conversion you want.

I tested it and indeed it works.

  1. control click the URL text and turn it into a live link
  2. export document as html (after changing html preferences)
bingo you have live links.

albeit one at a time.

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