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Book description

Is text a large part of your life? Do you write blog posts, code Web pages, search through log files, generate database reports, and regularly look for needles in textual haystacks? The best tool on the Mac for those tasks is BBEdit, from Bare Bones Software. But BBEdit is a deep program, and even long-time users are often unaware of BBEdit's productivity enhancing features, such as clippings, text completion, projects, integration with FTP and version control software, sophisticated HTML/CSS preview, and more.

Take Control of BBEdit explains how to use BBEdit 10 to accomplish real-world tasks more efficiently than ever before. The book focuses on three main areas of usage: essential text-processing features for all BBEdit users, working with HTML from the level of the individual tag all the way to a dynamic Web site, and managing multi-resource projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
  2. Introduction
  3. BBEdit Quick Start
  4. Get and Install Software
    1. Get BBEdit
    2. Install Growl
  5. Set Up Your Environment
    1. Configure Standard Preferences
    2. Consider Expert Preferences
  6. Work with Documents
    1. Make a New Document
    2. Open an Existing Document
    3. In Case of Emergency
    4. Save a File
    5. Close a File
    6. Work with FTP/SFTP for Remote Access
  7. Write More Efficiently
    1. Use the Keyboard to Navigate and Select
    2. Write Faster with Text Completion
    3. Consult Document Statistics
    4. Check Your Spelling
    5. Try Markdown
  8. Edit Text
    1. Mark Up Text with Text
    2. Define the Difference with Diffs
    3. Track Changes across Versions
  9. Wrangle Your Text
    1. Crank Out Text Factories
    2. Insert Text with Clippings
    3. Clean Up Text
  10. Search and Replace
    1. Find in a Document via Live Search
    2. Find and Replace with the Find Dialog
    3. Win One for the GREPper
    4. Work with Multi-File Searching
  11. Code Web Pages
    1. Create a Web Page
    2. Use HTML Markup Tools
    3. Work with CSS
    4. Preview Web Pages
  12. Clean Up Web Pages
    1. Clean Up Your Pages Automatically
    2. Clean Up Your Pages Manually
    3. Check Your Pages
  13. Manage Web Sites
    1. Start with Setup: Sites
    2. Define Includes and Templates
    3. Edit and Update Remote Web Sites
  14. Work with Projects
    1. Learn the Parts of a Project Window
    2. Create a Project
    3. Manage the Project List
    4. Work with Project Files
  15. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
  16. Copyright and Fine Print
  17. Featured Titles