Amnesiac Adding Text
Five years ago I made a <!doctype html> with a length: 867146 and lines: 1636 and don’t recall exactly how I did it, maybe the !doctype says how, shouldn’t it just say html? I want to add to it from a separate offline computer with MS Office Word 2007 : Pages 15, Words 4,563, Characters (no spaces) 19,783, (with spaces) 24,636, Paragraphs 111, Lines 454. After converting it to a “web page” it is really messy <html xmlns:v= “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml” compared to what I did before. I’m at impasse, I could code it and re-type the whole thing, or strip the messy code line by line and replace it with simple code. All I recall is that I had a problem five years ago with missing punctuation because of all the "'s and ''s. I noticed in the messy one the text is black amongst the multicolored code and the five year old one is all black, maybe there is a way to extract just the text and paste it in a new file? I suppose all the characters will be bunched together in one huge line. I’m indifferent on which would hurt more, just enter it all anew in html and paste it in the middle of the old work or highlight, delete, and replace code in the messy one section at a time. It is coming back on how much work it was making certain punctuation’s stick, I understand all the characters have a code, but why do simple keyboard punctuation’s get left out? I know very little of the lexicon or coding as usual, I seem to be draw to interdisciplinary things with not the best of memory or foreknowledge.
This Forum is about the Notepad++ text editor, not about the nitty-gritty details of what you’re trying to type with it – so this isn’t the right forum for general “how do I do X in HTML” questions.
That said, there are tools available in Notepad++ that might help you. I would try the XML Tools plugin (go to Notepad++'s Plugins menu, select Plugins Admin, and check the box next to XML Tools, then click Install). Once it’s installed, open your HTML file, go to Plugins > XML Tools menu, and pick one of the Pretty Print menu options, all of which will reformat your HTML without changing the meaning or text, which might make it easier for you to edit in the future.