Pick the html file on your file browser (nautilus on opensuse for example) right click and select open with.... Then choose gtext or geditor or if you have installed open office or libre office you can use it to. For images use eye of gnome to view it or gimp or pinta to edit. If you want to use some html editor like dreamweaver on windows I recommend Aptana. By the way, you have to learn about the shell , include commands and services. I use vim , very nice tool and easy to handle. Remember that the shell can be very powerfull against gui's. Hope helps. About your age, thumbs up!!!!!! Linux goes for everyone.
Hi Dale, I think you hit the nail on the head. I do not know what the various programs do. No, I did not know there are different "sorts" of Linux. By the way, what do you mean by "distribution"? I have no idea. I am beginning to think I am in real trouble. My friend loaded it for me. He is now somewhere in the mid-west, so no help. Actually I could strangle him. I am going to try to find "GIMP". If it comes with instructions I will be fine.
Thank you again for being so patient.
Hey Dale, Quite by accident, I think I found what you mean by "distribution". Ubuntu. That is the only other thing on the conputer to do with Linux.
I do have libre office. Which one do I use - writer of office? Never used it, did not know what it was for. I am going to try it. I have used one of them to write an article for a newspaper, edited it and e-mailed it. That is about all I know of them. Eventually, I will figure it out.
Yes use the writer. Hope helps
You got it, Ubuntu is the name of your distribution. I am not sure if GIMP is already installed. It used to be the default image editor, but I am not sure if they switched to something else. In either case, you can look for something called Software Centre and install it from there (or check if it is already installed). Give us a yell if you run into problem with this.
And don't worry! I think you are doing quite all right. Bless your friend!
Hi Dale and diegosuse:
I have been trying to find GIMP in the Unbuntu software center, (I think I was in the software center) but are unable to. Do not know how to tell if already installed. You are both Angels. Thank you,
Under Ubuntu Software Centre, you should find three tabs at the upper region, "All Softwares", "Installed", and "History".
Under "Installed" you should find all the softwares already installed on your computer. After clicking on "Installed", you should find that it is further subcategorised into several categories. If GIMP is installed, you will find it under "Graphics" (or similar, I don't quite remember -- you might have to navigate a bit).
In the case that you do not find it under "Installed". You now have two options.
You could check out other image editors listed under "Graphics" (under "Installed"). Maybe you will like it better than GIMP. Maybe not.
Or you could install GIMP anyway. To do this, navigate back to "All Softwares", and look for "GIMP" to install it.
That's fine, Notepad in windows is the Simplest form of MS Words, in MS words you could ofcourse create a lot of visual appealing documents, but Notepad is a Text-editor.
Originally Posted by dearcat
You will be able to create HTML files in text editors, I'm sure you can try out Leafpad for a start since you have it in your list of installed applications. I'm guessing you probably know how HTML syntax's are, if not you can check for the basics online.
You can install nano via the "Terminal" <This one should also be in the list of applications. Run it - Install nano using the command :
That should have Nano installed. Then you can just type
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nano
Type down your HTML codes and then ofcourse save it as a .HTML file by typing - ctrl+x and accept to save. This will ask you to enter a file name on save and exit.
But i'm sure you'll find gEdit and Leafpad much comfortable to use. There is also LibreOffice if you want to work with documents just like you worked with Words.
Just to expand a bit on running commands (no doubt there are many ways to do things), you could also use Alt + F2 to bring up a minimalist entry field, and run commands from there.
Originally Posted by DaReaper
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