If you go to Tools/Options, choose the Editing tab, enter your long default document extension and click the checkbox that appears below it. You will see All Files during the Save As process, but this is a necessary evil :-(
If you have copied that to the clipboard you can also paste into a table cell and the table will stretch to accomodate the new cells. And try dragging files from the Resource Manager into a table cell - a correct HTML link or image tag will be created for you, exactly the same as if you'd dragged into your document.
This also means you can copy information directly from Excel spreadsheets and paste it into our table editor.
Page Builder files (\builder\*.bui) can also appear in the File New dialog.
To add items to the various Faves lists, the general method is to highlight a chunk of text in a document (HTML view), hold the Shift key down and the right mouse button, and drag it into the list. Yes, it's a weird drag-drop combination but all the other key combinations are used :-(
There are a couple of exceptions: to add items to the Fave Tags list you must drag items from the floating Tags window. Use the Tags menu to bring it up, then search for any specific tags you want that aren't currently shown.
You can drag links from the MSIE and Netscape lists into your Faves Links list.
Only you know the best environment for your web work, so we've made HotDog as flexible as possible. A quick scope through the Tools / Options screen and the View menu is a good way to find out some of the things you can change. Go forth and customize !
Phew ! Try dragging a graphic file in - you'll not only see the picture, but you'll get a relative link, height, width and default ALT tag. Drag an HTML file to the blank area around your files (if they're not maximised) to open it, or click on the 'Open Web Page' button. Double click on any link to have that link highlighted.
If you open a project all the files will be listed in the Link Resource Manager instead of the files being opened. You can change this by calling the "Open Project" dialog and clicking on the checkbox marked "Open all project files as documents". Watch out though ! It can take a while to open every document in a project, so consider the idea of having the files listed in the Resource Manager, ready to be opened at your request.
Whenever you open, close or save a file the Link Resource Manager will be refreshed to reflect any link changes. This makes it perfect for finding and fixing broken links - I found three straight away in my own fairly large web site that I didn't know were there !
Instant Project-Wide Search and Replace ! : Shift-click on any of the references in a page and you're starting off a global search-and-replace action ! The new value you enter can be applied to all the documents listed in the Resource Manager, and will be written to open and unopened files. It's like a subset of the Multi File Find and Replace because it only applies to the current project
Remote Editing is one of the cool new features in this release of HotDog. Click on the WWW tab to see a list of servers (use the "Edit WWW Servers" button to add your server to the list) and simply open the server to start editing the files on it. Click on a graphic and you'll get a thumbnail image of that file. There's a popup right mouse button menu that allows you to save any file on the server to your PC, and you can also use the File menu's Save Remote command to save the current document you're working on to whichever remote directory you are currently pointing to.
1=c:\foo\bar.exe,Edit,Foobar RulesThe Edit menu will have Foobar Rules added to the end of the menu options. When selected it will call c:\foo\bar.exe. In addition ANY programs in the PLUGINS subdirectory (under the HotDog installation directory) will be listed in the Tools/Plugins menu option.
Rover has been moved to a tab and we now use the Sax Webster control to display web pages. It comes with a built in history list, print function, save function etc. Right click on it to adjust Rover's width or to open the current document in HotDog. Naturally you CAN see the rest of the web with it.