Instructions for using Notepad to edit HTML files.

Because you appear to be using an older version of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator or an unknown browser these basic instructions should help you 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 web browser screen click on a menu item like File, then look for a Save or Save As option. 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 a menu item like View, then Source or Page Source. This will open up the HTML source file. If there is a 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. Try right clicking your mouse on the background of the page and then click View Source. This will open up the HTML file. If there is a 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.

To open your new HTML file for editing:

  1. Start Notepad (that was originally in your Windows Start menu under Programs > Accessories) or any other plain text editor, 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. 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 your Internet browser. You can now open up the file in Notepad using the directions above and edit the file. Remember to save your work regularly.

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

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.

Some pages include code that will only work with the associated files on their server. Other pages include special "scripts" (Java Script) which have complex coding 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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