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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: I found I was able to open xml files with Word... Reply with quote

...will altering them in there do the job, or do I still need IFFPencil?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. I've never opened XML or HTML files in Word -- I've always done that in a plain-text editor like Notepad, or a dedicated HTML/XML editor like HTML-Kit.

(Heck, I don't even have Word on this computer. I've been using OpenOffice Writer instead.)

Mainly, I figured that less was more in this case; a program that specialized in unformatted text* would be less likely to mangle my code and would make it easier to save things correctly.** It would also open and close faster and use less system resources.

* typewriter text -- no font styles or sizes

** In Notepad, you can save a text file with any extension by typing that extension at the end of the filename instead of TXT -- at least you can if you told Windows to display file extensions. It might work with extensions hidden, but it'd be harder to check that the file was saved with the correct extension.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to agree with Aaron. Word loads in huge amounts of meta data. That will really mess up code.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aah, but I can still code with just a regular program? Sweet!

Now to pull a bunch of things out with Transmog and see what they're made of.... hide

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wordpad or Notepad are suggested over word.

OpenOffice.org's Writer may work as well, I think that is designed to use less metadata (and I think the default format is designed to bed editable in less-fancy text editors).

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