Davor's PHP Constructor - User Documentation

Page Editor

Page Editor is simplified standard WYSIWYG HTML editor. It will allow you to create HTML pages visually, creating most of standard HTML elements and setting their properties like in MS FrontPage or similar web page designing software. It is, however, not meant to become replacement for professional visual HTML editors, but rather to allow quick creation of HTML layout for web sites and avoiding of manual coding of static page parts.

This tool relies on Windows Internet Explorer ActiveX components and it's behavior strongly depends on version of your operating system as well as on version of Internet Explorer installed on your system.

Page editor allows only visual editing while HTML code is generated automatically and you can only preview it if you switch to "HTML" tab. HTML text is entered directly into page layout. You can set to view or not hidden elements like paragraph and divisor marks, breaks etc. For inserting and modifying element properties such as color, shape, font, height or width you use appropriate menu items or buttons on toolbar. Operations are applied on selected element. You can use drag/drop to move elements through the page and do other actions associated with visual HTML editors. You can also print or preview you page. Page Editor appears in two working modes - modal and non-modal.

The first mode (non-modal) is initiated when you select Tools/Page Editor from main window's menu and it allows you to edit any HTML file like you would with other WYSIWYG HTML editors - you can load or create a file, edit it, and save it. You can simultaneously open unlimited instances of Page Editor windows to edit standalone files, and you can freely switch between in such way opened Page Editor windows and other IDE windows. You can edit one file in each Page Editor window.

The second mode (modal) is initiated when you click the button on editor's toolbar, or select "Edit HTML in Page Editor" from editor's popup-menu. If no text is selected, Page Editor loads complete edited file; if there is selected text, only selection will be loaded for visual editing. This is useful to visualy edit only specific parts of the script. Page editor then appears in "modal" way, which means you can not switch to other IDE windows before you confirm or discard changes. If you select "Update Changes and Exit" from Page Editor main menu, all changes will be updated into code editor (only selected text or complete file depending on what you had or had not selected before calling Page Editor).

Page Editor attempts to preserve all non-html code such as scripts while you change properties of HTML elements; however, it can happen that some special parts of the file are misunderstood by WYSIWYG editor and so become damaged or unintentionally erased. Therefore please be careful and try to edit at most possible pure HTML code through Page Editor.