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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Spinning for a Win -- Optima Systems last week released PageSpinner 2.0, a text-oriented HTML editor. PageSpinner has retained its user-friendly approach (see my review of version 1.1b1 in TidBITS-327), making it an excellent choice for HTML newbies, but it has also added an impressive set of features that most any Web author will welcome, including support for cascading style sheets, frames, Java applets, and includes, which simplify updating common elements on a group of pages. The new version is scriptable and comes with samples that illustrate how to link PageSpinner to FileMaker Pro, HyperCard, and 4D Server.

PageSpinner 2.0 minimally requires Mac OS version 7.0.1 or later, 2 to 4 MB application RAM, 6 MB disk space, a 68020-based Macintosh, and a grayscale monitor. PageSpinner 2.0 is a free upgrade to registered owners of earlier versions; new users should plan to pay the $25 shareware fee. [TJE]

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