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Laying the Foundation: The Basic Structure of a Web Page 2. 3. 24 4. Pull down the View menu and select the Options command (or the Folder Options command, depending on which version of Windows you're using). In the Options dialog box (you might need to select the View tab, again depending on which flavor of Windows you have), deactivate the Hide MS-DOS extensions for the file types that are registered check box. Click OK. After that's done, you're able to add the .htm or .html extension to the end of your filenames without having to use quotation marks. Note, too, that you should check your existing HTML files to see if they have .txt extensions. For example, you might have files named index.htm.txt, or whatever. If so, edit the filename to remove the .txt at the end. The Least You Need to Know · At last, a purpose in life for text editors. You can create perfectly good web pages using a lowly text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or SimpleText (Mac). · Be careful when using a word processor. If you prefer to use WordPad, Word, Microsoft Works, or some other word processor, don't use the program's formatting commands and be sure to save the file as a text file. · Web page filename tidbits. When naming your files, use the .htm or .html extension, use only lowercase letters, and avoid spaces like the plague. · The bare bones. Always start your page with the following eight tags: <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE> </TITLE>