Illustrated: How To Post Documents Containing HTML

Posted by Chuck Maddox on February 19, 2000 at 06:47:19:

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Yesterday for Scan-Day I posted a picture of a couple of my Omega Chronographs in the Omega Forum. Shortly thereafter a reply was posted that asked:

How do you save a picture as an HTML file? I want to attach a picture to a post. Thanks for any help…

As this question seems to be asked frequently, I thought I would post my response here in TZ Classics…


It’s fairly simple. I personally use a web-page generating program, in my case Claris Home Page for Mac (although there is a Windoze version), to layout what I want the post to look like…



Then I do aSelect All. Then switch over to HTML edit mode within the Home Page Program:



I copy this text into a text processor (see picture below), then remove all of the leading spaces, change the file address (circled) to match the location on the web where the pictures are going to be located, and remove line breaks from within paragraphs…



I then copy the resulting text, and paste it into the body field in the post page, and edit as necessary.

Of course you do need to post the pictures somewhere on the web where a URL can retrieve it, but that really is all there is to it. You can dospecial fonts,stylized text, different colors, tables, links and just about anything else HTML will let you do…

I also must add:

  1. Although I use a Macintosh, one do this from a WIntel machine and I assume a Linux-box too,
  2. You need not use Claris Home Page but just about any Second or Third generation web-page authoring program will do. Such as GoLive, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, NetObjects Fusion, etc…
  3. You needn’t use a web-page authoring program…
    1. If you know HTML good enough or are willing to learn what is needed for the effect(s) you are looking for a simple text processor will do the job. But it’s more like programming than typing…

I hope this helps.

— Chuck

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