Other editing features

Editing menu The Editing submenu contains many useful features for basic editing of HTML code.

Select Container
Selects matching tags which include the current position or selection. Repeated, it expands the selection. Like the "Balance" item under the Edit menu. All tags without a corresponding closing tag are ignored. As a simple example let us say you have the text

here is some text <B>blah| blah</B> some more blah

then Select Container will select

here is some text <B>blah blah</B> some more blah

Select in Container
Selects the content of matching tags which include the current position or selection. As a simple example let us again say you have the text

here is some text <B>blah| blah</B> some more blah

then Select in Container will select

here is some text <B>blah blah</B> some more blah

Select Tag
Selects the first tag at or to the left of the current position. Repeated, it will jump to the next tag to the left. As a simple example let us again say you have the text

here is some text <B>blah| blah</B> some more blah

then Select Tag will select

here is some text <B>blah blah</B> some more blah

Untag
Removes a tag pair surrounding the current position or selection. All tags without a corresponding closing tag are ignored. As a simple example let us again say you have the text

here is some text <B>blah| blah</B> some more blah

then Untag will remove the tags to give you

here is some text blah| blah some more blah

Untag and Select
Removes a tag pair surrounding the current position or selection and selects the content of the tag pair. All tags without a corresponding closing tag are ignored. As a simple example let us again say you have the text

here is some text <B>blah| blah</B> some more blah

then Untag and Select will remove the tags and select the text to give you

here is some text blah blah some more blah

In this example this would be useful if you want to change the B tags to I tags. Then you have the text selected and can easily wrap it with I tags.

Remove Opening
If the first tag to the left of the current position is a tag without a corresponding closing tag, it is removed. As a simple example let us say you have the text

here is some text <IMG SRC="pic.gif"> blah| blah

then Remove Opening will remove the tag to give you

here is some text blah| blah

Edit Tag...
To change the attributes of the tag above or to the left of the current position. This is done in the way explained in the section Giving attributes to HTML elements, but this time the dialog box (or status bar) contains the current attribute values as default values.

If the element you want to change contains anything HTML mode does not understand, a warning message will first be shown. If you decide to insert a new tag, everything HTML mode does not understand will be removed.

Change Choice
To change an attribute with predefined choices, without bringing up a dialog box. Put the insertion point at an attribute with predefined choices. Change Choice will then change the attribute to the next choice in the list of choices. Use Change Choice several times to go through the list. As a simple example <P ALIGN="CENTER"> is changed to <P ALIGN="RIGHT"> which is changed to <P ALIGN="LEFT"> etc.
Reveal Color
If you move the current position to, or select any part of, a color attribute in the document and then choose Reveal color, the number will be replaced with its name, and if you choose Reveal color again, the number appears again. For example "#0000FF" is changed to "blue" and back again. This is useful if you want to know what a cryptic color number stands for. Do not forget that the browser only understands the number so do not leave the name in the document.
Insert Attributes
To insert new attributes in a tag at the current position. Let's say that the current position is at a TABLE tag. If you now use Insert Attributes a window is opened where you can pick new attributes for TABLE. Shift-click to select the ones you want. The new attributes are now inserted like this:

<TABLE CELLSPACING="|" CELLPADDING="•">

You can now type the attribute values and use tab to jump between the attributes. The attributes are inserted exactly in the same way as when you use the contextual menu.

Tags to Uppercase
Transforms all tags to uppercase. If there is a selection, the code in the selection is transformed, otherwise the whole document is transformed.
Tags to Lowercase
Transforms all tags to lowercase.
Quote All Attributes
Puts quotes around all attribute values, changing <TAG ATTR=VAL> to <TAG ATTR="VAL">. This is intended to be used to make the coloring work better. If there is a selection, this function applies to the selection, otherwise it applies to the whole document.
Remove Tags
Removes all tags from the text. If there is a selection the tags are removed in that selection, otherwise they are removed in the whole document. If tags are removed in the whole document, the text without tags can optionally be put in a new window.

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