Click the "Plain Text" radio button and then create your file. To correct some previous responses: As some other users advised, I also would recommend you to use a text editor primarily developed for editing code. When using TextEdit there are two ways to write your markup properly:. Write your code into the newly created file plain text and save it with the file extension ".
You can open this file in Safari or any other web browser properly. Actually, to see the website you will need to host it online because its saved locally on your mac. Can you post whats inside of your html file here to see exactly whats wrong?
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When I open the html pages in TextEdit on OS X I am unable to go in and the html that was written in SimpleText and still keep it as a text file?. If you use a Mac, you don't need to buy or download an HTML editor to write If anything looks off, open the HTML file and edit the code in the.
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Jason Anello Pro Student 94, Points. Hi Pauline, TextEdit is a word processor and needs to be configured to work with text files. Brenton Kelly 1, Points. Brenton Kelly Brenton Kelly 1, Points. I hope this helps!
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OS X If you've made the change correctly, no ruler will appear at the top of the TextEdit window when you are editing a document. If you see "Make Plain Text" as one of the choices, select that to switch to the correct format. If you see "Make Rich Text," your document is already in the correct format plain text , so don't make any changes.
It's a good idea to set plain text as your default format your TextEdit documents, so you don't need to fix it every time.
To do so,. If you've made the change correctly, the ruler will no longer appear at the top of the TextEdit window. Here are the steps to fix that problem:.
Last updated: January 30, With questions or comments, please contact Susan Worst. Open TextEdit. From the TextEdit menu, choose Preferences. On the "New Document" tab, change the radio button to "Plain text" if it is not already there.