Editing Web Pages

Because Web pages are most often viewed with a Web browser, when you double-click them on the Desktop, the default browser cheerily opens up and displays them. If you want to edit the Web page, you'll have to manually open it in your word processor.

To edit Web pages:


Open your word processor.


Choose File > Open.


Navigate to the directory that contains the desired file.


If you don't see your file listed, choose the All Documents option in the Files of type box (Figures 2.17 and 2.18). The name and location may vary slightly from program to program and platform to platform.

Figure 2.17. Some word processors in Windows can't automatically see (X)HTML files. Choose All Documents if necessary to view files with any extension.

Figure 2.18. Once files with any extension are displayed, you can choose the desired (X)HTML file and click Open.


Then click Open. Your file is ready to edit.


  • Usually, once you've made changes to an already saved document, you can simply choose File > Save to save the changes, without having to worry about the format as described on page 46.

  • Right-click the Web page's icon in Windows and then choose Edit to open the Web page in the default HTML editor or Open With and then the program of your choice (Figure 2.19). On a Mac, Control-click the icon in the Finder, select Open With in the pop-up menu, and then choose the desired text editor.

Figure 2.19. In Windows, you can also right-click the document's icon and then choose Edit or Open With in the pop-up menu that appears. On a Mac, Control-click the icon, select Open With in the pop-up menu, and then choose the desired text editor.

HTML, XHTML, & CSS(c) Visual QuickStart Guide
HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition
ISBN: 0321430840
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 340

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