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Movable Type Tags Within Your Text Editor

For Movable Type users: Movable Type Tags for TopStyle, Dreamweaver, and Textpad. Handy! I just downloaded the tags for TopStyle and it’s clear they’re going to be quite handy. For a preview in TopStyle, Paul Smith provides a screenshot of the MT Tags in TopStyle.

To install the Movable Type Clip Library to TopStyle, the instructions tell TopStyle users to install the Movable Type clip library at C:\Program Files\Bradbury\TopStyle3\user\ClipLib. If you installed TopStyle as a single user you will find the rest of your clips there; however, if you’ve installed TopStyle for multiple users as I have you’ll find your Library Clips at C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\\TopStyle\3.0\cliplib. So you might take a look at both directories first to see where your Clip Library Items are and then decide where to put them. See the TopStyle Forum thead about Clip Libraries for more information if needed.

[hat tip: Personal Design Journal and Growing Leaves]

10:32 am, pdt29 July, 2003 Comments, Trackbacks (6) ·

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  1. Yep, it is very useful little add-on for TopStyle is that.

    However, I was thinking of re-organising them because they are just listed in one long list when a better way would be to group the various tags by "template" meaning that certain tags only work when used within particular templates such as the archive template tags or calender tags, used incorrectly will result in a error during the re-building process in MovableType.

    12:44 pm, pdt29 July, 2003Comment by Paul Michael Smith

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  2. Paul,
    Yes, reorganizing them by template or purpose used would work better for me, too. Makes sense, Paul! Let me know what you come up with for that, OK? You’re the MT expert. :-)

    This is another time when I wish TopStyle’s Clip Libraries allowed multi-tiered folders so that I could have one Movable Type folder with organized folders inside, such as organizing the tags by purpose, for example. From working with Nick on TopStyle and FeedDemon alpha and beta versions, it seems that the programming to implement multi-tiered folders is no small matter, though. So we’ll see.

    At any rate, let me know if you come up with some better organizing for those MT tags, Paul.

    01:20 pm, pdt29 July, 2003Comment by Shirley Kaiser

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  3. I will have to look at how to create clip libraries first but the simplest way I can think of, for the current versions of TopStyle that don’t have multi-tiered clip-libs is to simply create a new library for each "template" that can then have the tree view of each either expanded that template is in use or contracted if the template is not.

    04:34 pm, pdt29 July, 2003Comment by Paul Michael Smith

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  4. Paul,
    Yes, creating a Clip Library for each MT template or purpose would work fine, and naming each Clip Library as MT___ at least keeps them organized next to each other.

    TopStyle Clip Libraries are simple to create, as you may have found out by the time I’ve responded to this. If your Clip Library window isn’t already open, just press Ctrl+Shift+L with your keyboard. Then right-click with your mouse for the menu to create a new Clip Library "Folder" or a new Library item. See also my post from January about the Clip Library and some of its really helpful features—Finding More TopStyle Features.

    08:39 pm, pdt29 July, 2003Comment by Shirley Kaiser

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  5. What is movable type and why is it usefull?

    06:37 am, pdt 1 August, 2003Comment by Mr5by5

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  6. In response to What is movable type and why is it usefull?

    Movable Type is a "publishing system which installs on web servers to enable individuals or organizations to manage and update weblogs, journals, and frequently-updated website content. " It’s primarily used for weblogs but it can be used to manage content for entire websites, too. You can visit the Movable Type website for more details.

    09:51 am, pdt 1 August, 2003Comment by Shirley Kaiser

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