Basic tips on editing html in different browsers.


To open Mozilla Composer from the Mozilla Web Browser, choose Window Menu > Composer.
Title: Format Menu > Page Title and Properties > Enter text as prompted. Click Ok.
Heading: eg. heading 1: Select text, Format Menu > Paragraph > Heading 1 etc.
Image: Click on Image button, or Insert Menu > Image > then either type in path of image file, or browse and select image file.
Include alternative text, some description of the image is important for screenreaders.
Other options include making the picture into a link, see the link tab for this.
Table: Click on Table button or Insert Menu > Table > select relevant options, number of columns, rows etc.
Link: Click on Link button or Insert Menu > Link > enter text to display and url of link location. Alternatively, you can type the text to display, select it and then click on link button and enter the link location.


Title: File Menu > Page Properties > Enter text in Title section.
Heading:  on the format toolbar, select the down arrow on the most left hand box and select the heading level required.
Image: Insert Menu > Picture > from file or Click on insert picture button on toolbar, then browse to the image you wish to include. Once included, right click on image and select picture properties to add alternative text (alternative representations/text) for screen readers etc.
Table: Table Menu > Insert > Table or click on the table button on toolbar, then select the number of rows and columns and other table properties.
Link: Insert Menu > Hyperlink or click on hyperlink button on toolbar, then enter url location. Alternatively, type text to be displayed, select it and then right click, select hyperlink from menu and then enter url location.


Title: Modify Menu > Page Properties > Title/encoding > enter text into Title box. Alternatively enter title in Main Screen title box.
Heading: Text Menu > Paragraph Format > Heading 1 etc.
Image: Click on Image button > Image > then select image by browsing to it. Alternatively,  Insert Menu > Image > then browse and select image to insert. To include alternative text, once figure is inserted, select picture and look at properties tab > enter text in Alt.
Table: Click on Table button > choose table properties, number of columns and rows etc. Alternatively, Insert Menu > Table > and then choose table properties. In design view the table can be enlarged or shrunk as needed.
Link: Click on Hyperlink button >  enter text to be displayed, then link url, choose which window the link should be displayed in (self or new etc).
For specific email links, click on the Email Link button > enter text to be displayed, then enter email address of recipient (no need to include mailto: code, Dreamweaver includes this for you).
Alternatively for both links use Insert Menu > Hyperlink or Email Link.


It is also possible to convert latex files to html. Create your tex file. First latex the document as normal as latex2html will use the generated .aux files for cross-referencing etc. Then in its simplest form you simply do

latex2html file.tex

Doing this it will use the default options and eventually generate all the HTML and GIF images in a subdirectory with the name file. The resulting files can then be put on the web server (or alternatively you could have moved the tex file to the web server before you started).

(borrowed from, where there is a description of further options that can be set.)

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This webpage was written by Caroline Bampfylde. Please contact me for further information or corrections. Last updated January 26th 2005.