Today’s Gripe: NVu

NVu is a pretty good lightweight WYSIWYG HTML editor. It produces nice clean output without all that cruft that commercial products seem to insist on. But it lacks support for the BLOCKQUOTE tag. Which makes it a pain for me to use. [Yes, yes, I know that blockquote is deprecated in favor of style sheets. But it’s easy, and does exactly what I want to do when insetting quotes. And ‘deprecated’ doesn’t mean obsolete!]

Update: And I wish it had a spell checker too….

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4 Responses to Today’s Gripe: NVu

  1. milo says:

    Spell check needs to be enabled in Tools–>Preferences–>Advanced–>Real Time Spellcheck.

    It will handle blockquote, just go to the source view and type in the tags.

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you for the spell check tip!

    As the for blockquotes, that’s what I’m doing …and I hate it…not much better than doing plain ascii files is it?

  3. milo says:

    Yeah, but being able to go back to first priciples will get you out of a jam, no? I like to think of it as a feature, not a bug.

    OTOH, do you think the CoA will finesse the standing issues or does the ACLU have their ducks in a line?

  4. wcw says:

    Blockquote is not deprecated.

    However, its use “merely as a mechanism to indent text” is deprecated.

    Surely you were using it properly in the first place.

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