HTML and CSS Reference
If you ind TinyMCE too limited for your needs, there are other alternatives.
Any stand-alone editor that produces HTML markup can be used to compose
a post, and the HTML can then be copied and pasted into the blog's post edi-
tor in HTML mode. Final editing can be done in the blog editor's visual mode.
Searching the Web for “HTML editors” or “WYSIWYG Web editors” will
provide you with many suggestions on and reviews for such applications.
Even though it ofers the option to save a document as a web page, Micro-
sot Word is not a good tool for creating HTML code. A Microsot Word
document that has been saved in web page format has an awesome amount of
extra markup that binds the saved HTML ile to Microsot Oice's XML name
space. his extra markup ensures that you can move and copy the document
contents from Word to PowerPoint to Excel to Outlook and back, keeping
most of the typography and layout intact. For those who insist on using Micro-
sot Word for everything, the TinyMCE editor used in WordPress and other
blogging sotware has a toolbar button speciically for entering content edited
in Microsot Word. Figure 4.8 shows the paste-from-Word toolbar icon circled.
When it is clicked, the input window form appears over the grayed-out page. 1
Figure 4.8: The Paste-from-Word feature in WordPress' TinyMCE editor
1. his efect is called exposing , and it is used to give a previously hidden element exclusive focus. A pop-
up window, on the other hand, is a new browser window, opened by a script, containing a complete HTML