Instructions for using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Notepad to edit HTML files.

The instructions below will tell you how to copy the template file or any other file displayed in your browser. Read through them then choose a template from the list below.

To save a copy of an HTML file displayed in your browser:

  1. On the menu bar at the top of the screen click on File, then Save As and select Web Page, HTML only. Choose a directory to save the file in and a different file name, then click on Save.
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  2. On the menu bar at the top of the screen click on View, then Source. This will open up the HTML file in Notepad. In the Notepad window on the menu bar at the top of the screen click on File, then Save As. Choose a directory to save the file in and a different file name, then click on Save.
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  3. Right click your mouse on the background of the page and then click View Source. This will open up the HTML file in Notepad. In the Notepad window on the menu bar at the top of the screen click on File, then Save As. Choose a directory to save the file in and a different file name, then click on Save.
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  4. On the menu bar at the top of the screen click on Edit then Page (or Edit on the standard button bar) this will open up the HTML file in either Word, Notepad or FrontPage depending on what is installed. Save the document with a different file name in the usual way.

To open your new HTML file for editing:

  1. Start Notepad (that was originally in your Windows Start menu under Programs > Accessories) and on the menu bar at the top of the screen click on File, then Open. Choose the directory where you saved the file in and click on Open. You can now edit the file. Remember to save your work regularly.
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  2. Start Internet Explorer and on the menu bar at the top of the screen click on File, then Open then Browse and choose the directory where you saved your HTML file in and click on Open. This will open up the file in Internet Explorer. You can now edit the file by clicking on View, then Source on the Internet Explorer menu bar. This will open up the file in Notepad. You can now edit the file. Remember to save your work regularly.
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  3. Locate the file using My Computer or Windows Explorer and double-click your mouse on your HTML file. This will open up the file in Internet Explorer. You can now edit the file by clicking on View, then Source on the Internet Explorer menu bar. This will open up the file in Notepad. You can now edit the file. Remember to save your work regularly.

Whilst using the combination of Internet Explorer and Notepad you can now check how your edited file will look by saving it in Notepad and clicking the Refresh button on the Internet Explorer standard button bar. This will display the saved version your HTML file.

If you have Microsoft Word 97 (or later) you can edit your HTML files using the Web Authoring feature. Open up your HTML file in Word and it will save the document as HTML code. To see the HTML code, on the Word menu bar click on View then HTML Source. Visit the Microsoft web site for free Web Authoring upgrades, web page templates and other web stuff.

You can copy any standard HTML web page using the directions above but it will only save the HTML coding, not the associated images. The copyright laws apply to web pages, so don't just copy from someone else's page and put it on your own site, but do look at the way they have used the code to create their page. You can save the complete page including images, but this option should only be sued for storing pages for personal use or to print at a later date.

Some pages include code that will only work with the associated files on their server. Other pages include special "scripts" (e.g.: Java Script) like the one that brought you to this page when your mouse moved over the blue bar. The coding is complex and will not work unless you have all the relevant parts of the script on your page.

When you have saved the HTML template file with your own file name you can delete the text and replace it with your own. You can also edit/delete the meta tags in the <HEAD> section of the HTML code.

Choose from these templates:

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