A good, simple web editor

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    A good, simple web editor

    I suck at keeping notes for classes organized, and I can tell that I'm going to need notes from AP Chem. So I decided I'll type them all and stick them on a website. I'll need to make some tables (pre tag works just fine, thank you), and do a lot of subscripts and super scripts. I'd like a web editor that has KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS for these formattings. My grievances with current programs:

    Notepad - too much typing. I even have to include line breaks, and that's just plain annoying

    Word - It's horrible. I can't use pre tags, at least not with ease. I could use tables, but the point here is to allow me to type these things out quickly.

    Mozilla Composer - I like it very much, for the most part. I can deal with the messy code... I could use monospaced font for the tables and I think it would work alright, but there aren't keyboard shortcuts for super and subscripts. That's just plain horrible. I was going to download the source and fix that oversight... but it looked like it was going to require many hours worth of work on my part to get it to compile (judging by the documentation)

    Amaya - wysiwyg from w3c. Well, it turns out that it's horrible. 'nuff said.

    Underline and italics built into the editor with keyboard shortcuts would also be nice, but not 100% necessary. What do people here use? HTML is just so tedious to type... and all I need is something simple. Hmm.
    Away.

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    You could always use a binder

    Rick suggested Note Tab Light to me a while back, but I havent used it at all, havent done much web stuff for a while now.

    You can check that out, it may have what you are looking for.

    Thought I would at least mention it.
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    I've used MatrixY2k for the longest time. I believe I downloaded it at downloads.net a while back for free.

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    WinVi. Once you get used to it you'll never look back.
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    MEN code html purely in Notepad or analogs of Notepad.

    IE: Textpad- Context, etc. etc.
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    Personally I use Dreamweaver MX ..

    But if your just looking to try something for free EditPlus is pretty nice, and it only cost 30 bones to keep.

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    What do you have against Notepad?

    In my opinion, Notepad is the way to go. The only thing ever made that is better than Notepad is Edit. Edit is better becuase it retains tab spaces.
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    >In my opinion, Notepad is the way to go.
    Notepad lacks good editing functionality. Yes, you can add text, delete text, and move around in primitive ways, but that gets irritating when working on large texts.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    The thing I have against Notepad is that I would have to type an insane number of <sub>2</sub> tags, which is just ridiculous. I'd also have to put in <br> wherever I want a new line... which is rather often when typing chem notes. Anyway, I'm looking into the ones that people have suggested, although it appears that a lot of them lack a shortcut key for super- and subscripts
    Away.

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    Argh mateys...lol I heard it was National Pirate's day or something today, which has nothing to do whatsoever with this post except that I see mart_man beat me to a reply ( thought 'argh' to myself). I was fiddling with Quanta, and I remembered that you (confuted) wanted an html editor with keyuboard shortcuts. Have you found anything yet? Try Quanta - it is customisable. Ok, I have to go for supper. My wife is calling...

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    Originally posted by kermit
    Argh mateys...lol I heard it was National Pirate's day or something today, which has nothing to do whatsoever with this post except that I see mart_man beat me to a reply ( thought 'argh' to myself). I was fiddling with Quanta, and I remembered that you (confuted) wanted an html editor with keyuboard shortcuts. Have you found anything yet? Try Quanta - it is customisable. Ok, I have to go for supper. My wife is calling...
    I use Windows.
    Away.

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