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Homesite Tips

Posted on 03 February 2003 by Demian Turner

[Update: these links have recently become invalid, if anyone discovers the new location for this code please post it here – thanks]

Update II: match braces available here but with annoying registration which seems to be broken, I couldn’t get through it.

Any Homesite users out there? Check out the following page for some fantastic scripts that will do everything short of wash the dishes for you, a must for productivity keeners. Some examples:

  • lastmod.js – Runs in the background (after you have at least one non-blank file open) and inserts a comment in the first line of each file when it is opened: the user’s initials and a customizable date/time stamp
  • quoteallattributes.js – This script allows you to quote all HTML attributes in an entire file
  • editlinkedfile2.js – This script allows you to edit the file a link points to. Now improved to allow you to open linked script files and style sheets in HomeSite, as well as the option to open images in the associated editor
  • preview3.js – Lets you preview files in an external browser window of a given size
  • txtSort.js – This script will sort the current selection or the active document on a line-by-line basis
  • Spreadsheet_Import.js – This script will convert a tab-delimited text spreadsheet to a standard HTML table format
  • toggleborders.js – Toggles table borders on/off quickly (very useful for browsing with table borders activated)
  • removereturns.js  – Removes hard returns (useful for dealing with large blocks of text pasted from other applications)
  • bracematch2.vbs – This script will match braces. Put your cursor next to a brace (or highlight it) and press the button or keystroke. It will highlight the matching brace. This works for {}, (), [],
  • MSWord.bas (* much better than the standard fare) Opens Microsoft Word, prompts for a document, then converts it to HTML and copies it to HomeSite.
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