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Preview HTML while editing (In a split view - not full screen)

Adamitude 3 years ago in iPad updated 3 years ago 8

Currently I edit HTML on my iPad split view and open the same Dropbox file in textastic and Dropbox and use Dropbox to see a live refresh of what I’m doing. It’s great but not perfect as there is a delay. Would be nice if textastic could do both, as it merely shows a preview in full screen. Thanks!

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You can just tap on the button in the top right corner and choose "Preview in Safari" and put Safari in split view mode next to Textastic.

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Sounds just like what I need, but Safari doesn’t appear up there. Also not available if I try to add it. I was able to add chrome which just says “chrome cannot handle this link”. The safari option is only available on my phone

I’d like to add I have the exact same problem on iPad. Can’t add safari. 

Sorry to hear some users are having this issue. I have an iPad Pro 2nd gen running current iOS and when I click the share menu on the right I see the following:  (this only works when a document is open)

Upload This File

Download Latest

Send as Attachment

Send as Email

Open In ...

Preview in Safari**(this is missing on some people’s iPad???)

Copy All


Hi there! I have the latest iPad Pro as well as iOS 11.2.6




Here is “open in” : Note one icon to the right and then “add more”



And when I try to add one:




No safari

Interesting... I think I found the cause. 


When opening Dropbox from the textastic iOS file browser, I cannot see the “preview in safari” option, but if I open a file that’s locally downloaded in textastic, I can actually see the option. 


I really need this to work in the iOS file browser because it saves the files live to Dropbox, and I edit on two computers as well as my iPad.


Here is a screen recording showing this:


Edit

It appears that embed videos do not remain after being posted. Here is a link: https://streamable.com/tj2es

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Yes, this only works if the file is stored in either "Local Files" or "iCloud" or in an Git repository folder opened from Working Copy (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gyGwsF8vI) . 


I suggest to use Textastic's built-in Dropbox support and downloading files from Dropbox instead of the "Open…" command: https://www.textasticapp.com/v6/manual/lessons/How_do_I_access_files_in_my_Dropbox_account.html


Then use the quick upload feature to upload your changes back to Dropbox:

https://www.textasticapp.com/v6/manual/lessons/How_can_I_quickly_upload_downloaded_files.html

The built in Dropbox support had felt clunkier than using iOS’s file manager, so I had been using iOS’s instead.


However your method works exactly how I need it to, so thank you! Love the app!