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Offline BBCode editor

Postby brokenhead » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:27 am

In keeping with Dan's request to compose posts offline first, some members might find a free, standalone BBCode editor helpful. I searched the forums and didn't see this posted, so here's the link to the only simple one I could find:

AHK BBCodeWriter 7.0.2
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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby Dan Rowden » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:12 am

brokenhead wrote:In keeping with Dan's request to compose posts offline first,


It was a suggestion rather than a request; I know the frustration of losing long posts.

some members might find a free, standalone BBCode editor helpful. I searched the forums and didn't see this posted, so here's the link to the only simple one I could find:

AHK BBCodeWriter 7.0.2


Hmm, nice. That's better than Kevin's program, actually.
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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby Shahrazad » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:57 am

Thank you for the link.

Is there a way to increase the font size while you type?

Never mind. I figured it out.

Useful little tool.
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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby MellissaChon » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:43 pm

Brokenhead this software seems to be quite old, is it updated often to the latest bb forum system? Are there any better free options or is this one the best?

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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby Kelly Jones » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:16 am

In a functional sense, it's only missing the movie inserter ("Flash"), but I think it's easy enough to post a link to a video instead. Is there any other function that is missing, that you need, Mellissa? It might not look trendy, but that's not really worth the effort of updating in my opinion.


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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby Luke Breuer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:20 am

Another option is the Word2BBCode Word macro that I found and heavily modified. It allows you to compose posts with rich text, which is something that the editor posted above does not do. See this screenshot for an example of what the text looks like pre-conversion. Now, the macro only supports certain features, and will need at least one modification for these forums (see below), but it might be preferential to any other known tools.
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' This code assumes that [list=X] needs to be terminated by [/list=X],
' instead of [/list].  Making the change would be trivial.
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Re: Offline BBCode editor

Postby MelvinSoftware » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:09 am

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Using this piece of software, you can write forum posts and messages while offline using a simple, straightforward WYSIWYG interface such as you will find on the internet itself. Posts can be written, saved and reopened later for further editing or posting. The interface contains most, if not all the tags common to most forums, with the exception of forum specific features. You can also preview your post in a simple viewer, and print if you so desire.
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