Features, Tools, and Functionality

What are the limitations of the trial version of the HTML Editor?

The trial version of the HTML Editor has the same functionality as the registered version. The only difference between the two is that the trial expires after 30 days.

What is the difference between the HTML Editor and the Free HTML Editor?

The HTML Editor contains a few key features not found in Free HTML Editor, including the table designer, and the ability to add and edit XHTML tags, as well as the built-in copies of Site Spider.

What are the system requirements for the HTML Editor?

To use the latest version of CoffeeCup HTML Editor, you must be using Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 with Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a 64-bit version of any of these operating systems, the HTML Editor should work normally.

What is the difference between a layout and a theme?

A layout includes the HTML for a basic page structure and allows you to provide your own content. This gives you more freedom over the appearance of your design. A theme includes three pages (index. html, about-us.html, and contact-us.html) that include the HTML and images for a basic design, allowing you to replace the images and text with your own content. This is a great option for beginners, since the bulk of the work has already been done for you.


How do I import another language dictionary into the HTML Editor?

To import other language dictionaries into the HTML Editor for spell checking needs, download the proper .adm file from the How do I add Custom Dictionaries article and save it into C:\Program Files\CoffeeCup Software\.

Next, open the HTML Editor and go to Tools > Spell Checker Options > Dictionaries button > New button. This opens a window that allows you to add custom dictionaries. Enter the name of the .adm file you downloaded and then click OK.

You can also go to Tools > Spell Check Options and select Locate Dictionaries from the Dictionaries area. This opens a window that allows you to browse your computer for the .adm file you added.

After using either of these options, the dictionary will appear in the Dictionaries area of the Spelling Options window. Put a checkmark in the box next to whichever dictionary you want to use, and then click OK.

How do I upload my Website Project files to a different server?

You can only assign one server per Website Project. If you want to upload any or all of your Website Project files to a different server than the one specified in this field, you have two options:

  1. Go to My Websites > Website Project Settings, switch the server, and then upload the file(s).
  2. Go to the My Computer tab, right-click the file(s) you want to publish, and select the server and folder where you want to upload them. If any of your published documents reference these files, the path to the files you are uploading must match the path specified in your HTML code.

Error Messages and Troubleshooting

Why isn’t Vista displaying the files in my Working Folder?

By default, the HTML Editor will save files in the Working folder, which is located at C:\Program Files\ CoffeeCup Software\Working\. However, Vista may interfere with this process, creating a virtual folder and writing the files there.

To give the application full permission to write to the proper folder, make sure the HTML Editor is closed, and then right-click the HTML Editor desktop icon. Select Run as Administrator. This should properly launch the program. If it does, great! You can continue to launch the program in this way, or you can go a step further and configure the shortcut to always run as administrator. Here’s how:

  1. Right-click the shortcut icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Put a checkmark next to Run This Program as an Administrator.
  4. Put a checkmark next to Run This Program in Compatibility Mode For: and then select Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2.
  5. Click OK.

Now when you double-click the HTML Editor shortcut, it will run and save files normally. Check out Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen.

Why do I see red X’s instead of my images?

There are a couple of different reasons that could explain why your images are not displaying correctly:

  1. In addition to uploading the HTML page, you also need to upload the images it references. For instance, if you have a page called page.html that displays two images, dog.png and cat.png, you will need to upload all three files: page.html, dog.png, and cat.png.
  2. The HTML code must reference these images correctly. Your document could be linking to the files on your hard drive or in the wrong location in your Working folder or Website Project, or the links could be formatted incorrectly.
  3. Make sure the capitalization in the image file name matches the capitalization in the HTML document. For example, if you link to dog.png but the actual file name is Dog.png, the image will not display correctly.

Most of these problems can be solved by transitioning to using Website Projects. For more information about how Website Projects work, read Working With Website Projects.

If you aren’t sure whether you uploaded your images, try to visit the URL of the image. For example, if you have an image saved in the root folder of your server called dog.png, use your favorite web browser to visit http://www.yourwebsitename.com/dog.png. If you get a 404 error, you either did not upload the image or uploaded it to a different folder on your server.

To resolve this issue, switch to Website Projects, which you to keep track of where your images are located in your website structure and can insert correct links to the image in your HTML page.

If your image tags are referencing images on your hard drive instead of your server, save your current website files to a new Website Project. Next, correct the code on your webpages so it uses relative paths to your image files. To do this, open the page where your images are being referenced incorrectly. For each image, you will find an image tag [code]() [/code] and the src attribute [code](src=”image.png”)[/code], which look something like this:

<img coffeecup="" src="”file://C:\Program" />

That file path is what’s causing all the trouble — it tells the web browser to look for a file on your computer. Delete this whole chunk of code and then find the image in your Website Project. Right-click it and select Insert Image Into Current Document. This places an accurate relative link to the file in your page for you. Now just save your work and upload your changes to your server.

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