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.
Other articles in the series HTML Editors
- HTMLbits: Taking New Software Out for a Spin (27 Oct 97)
- Spinning the Web Part 7: FrontPage, Fusion, and Final Thoughts (04 Aug 97)
- Spinning the Web Part 6: Linking up with Site Managers (28 Jul 97)
- Spinning the Web Part 5: New Frontiers (21 Jul 97)
- Spinning the Web Part 4: CyberStudio (07 Jul 97)
- Spinning the Web Part 3: Basic Visual HTML Editing (30 Jun 97)
- Spinning the Web Part I: Trade-offs and PageSpinner (16 Jun 97)
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