Included in folder titled "html" is the following text.
Aid to Writing HTML ---J.W. Rudmin, Aug 16, 2005 This folder contains a number of aids to help in creating simple HTML-4 web pages. There are essentially three elements as of now.
  1. Basic use: Compose your webpage with your favorite text editor, such as Wordpad, Notepad, or Word, specifying that the output is to be in plane DOS text.
  2. Open the HtmlCommand.xls spread sheet. This is a single page, entirely visible on a standard SVGA screen, giving commands and comments which you can use to cut and past into your webpage. Included here are two links, one to the www.w3.org website which is the standards association for HTML, and the second is a link to a table giving the insertion codes for the html characters.
  3. HtmlChars.htm is a file showing a table of all of the html printable characters. This table, when viewed with a text editor, gives a simple example of table encoding.
  4. In the folder OfficialHTML4 is the HTML 4.01 recommendation approved by www.w3.org in December 1999. This is written as a DOS text file.
  5. Suggestions:
    A. Use editor's "Replace" command to speed up encoding repetitive tags. I use a character such as ] or ~ to insert as a proxy where I want the tag, and then replace it with multi-character expressions.
  6. REFERENCES I used "Sams' Teach Yourself HTML 4 in 24 hours", 2nd edition (ISBN 1-57521-366-4), and "Using HTML the Fast and Easy Way to Learn" (ISBN 0-7897-0-622-9). Both are old, but this gives the advantages of allowing simpler web pages more compatable with old browsers.
  7. Contact Joseph W. Rudmin, rudminjw@jmu.edu, 540-568-6548.
and this excel spread sheet, from which you can cut and paste commands. ExcelSheet.htm