XML Editing on Macs - please help?

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  1. mfirst

    mfirst New Member

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    XML Editing on Macs - please help?

    So I am trying to edit/create home screens on my mac - but cant get it working.

    1) Copy existing xml file via BT to my Mac
    2) Open file in MS Word
    3) Make changes
    4) Save as text with name "xxx.home.xml" format
    5) BlueTooth back to my Q
    6) FileManager move back to Home directory
    7) Go into settings, but not showing up on list.

    What am I doing wrong?

    michael
  2. qnoob

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    it maybe because of ms word. you have a text editor for mac like bbedit? u save the file in ms word on the mac and it might still save it as a ms word document and not a plain vanilla text file eventhough you may have renamed the file extension. macs have file types but windows uses file extensions like txt jpg or doc to differentiate files.
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    That is what I expected, but I tried saving it as "text". Will look to try bbedit - but any other ideas?

    -michael
  4. qnoob

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    sorry haven't had much experience with mac's since the dot com boom. Doesn't OS X have a native text editor?
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    I recommend BBedit. I use TextPad for pretty much everything on my Windows Based PC's and BBedit for anything on my mac
  6. Big_V

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    Use the default text editing app that came with your mac: TextEdit. When you save, it'll ask you if you want to keep the .xml extension or change it to .txt. Choose .xml and it will be fine.
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    By all means, my favorite Mac text editor is Smultron. Check it out.

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