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Convert HTML Markup Tag Cases

by Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A.

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Note that even though this tutorial was written with HomeSite 4.5.2 in mind that it also applies to HomeSite 5.x versions and to earlier versions.

One of HomeSite's treasures is its ability to convert tag cases to lower case or upper case with the click of a button. Follow the short steps below to see how easy it is with HomeSite.

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  • Convert Tag Cases

Whether you wish to make your tags more uniform, you're preparing for using XHTML, or whatever your reason, you can quickly convert all of the tag cases within your document by doing the following:

  1. Make sure the document you wish to change is currently the first document open in your working HomeSite window.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click on Edit, then Convert Tag Case, as shown in Example 1.1 below.

    convert tag case screenshot Example 1.1: Convert Tag Case

    A pop-up window will appear, as shown in Example 1.2 below:

    convert tags pop-up window screenshot Example 1.2: Convert Tags Pop-up

  3. Select your choice by clicking on one of the radio buttons, and click OK. (Click Cancel if you decide not to change the cases.)

    If you clicked OK, all of the HTML tags in your document will be converted to your choice, whether lower case or upper case.


    Note that inside the box in Example 1.2 above it says, “Note: This operation cannot be undone.”

    As I mention in other tutorials, I highly recommend making back-up copies of your documents prior to making any changes, even simple things like this. It's far easier to delete an extra back-up copy than to have to recreate or try to fix your document or an entire Web site.

    That's all there is to converting all those tag cases using HomeSite. HomeSite makes things like this so easy and fast!

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Disclaimer: and owner/editor Shirley Kaiser have no monetary affiliation with Macromedia or HomeSite.

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