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#1 TimW

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

I have a little work to do which involves a quantity of text which needs marking up with very basic html tags. it's step one of the process of kindle and e-book publication. 

 

Easy work, but slow and laborious the way I am doing it, which is to use a text editor. I have to type out tags a lot, highlight and delete spaces and remove line breaks while all the time proof reading for and correcting errors (plenty of them). I am thinking an enhanced clipboard would be good, so that I could at least keep </p><p> always on hand, or maybe a simple html editor so that I have a single shortcut or point and click for inserting some of the markup. If it cleaned and indented the resulting html that would be good.

 

So what tools do I need for this kind of drudgery? I am a linux user these days but I could boot up Windows7 still if it was worthwhile.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

I use https://www.webuilderapp.com/ for this sort of stuff. The toolbar has all your regular buttons for formatting select text, such as wrapping a block of text in P tags.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

I usually write in markdown for this.  Markdown can easily be converted to HTML with various tools.  GitHub README's do exactly that.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

markdown, - I will give it a try.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:00 AM

I use Atom on my mac if that's any help.






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