I use Hotmetal Pro as my HTML programme (I know it's 17 years old but it has a feature which allows me to copy and paste code easier than using MS Word so my output is very high). As 'content editor' to www.warwickshirerailways.com, Hotmetal Pro's copy and paste facility has helped me to write some 10,000 HTML pages and link a similar numbers of thumbnail and larger photos in a relatively short period of time. I have tried other HTML programmes but I find them too cumbersome and slow and with so many pages written to date adopting a different system is really not an option.
I had issues with running Hotmetal Pro on Windows 7 64 bit software after a few months of upgrading to a new Acer Aspire 8943G laptop (as indeed I have had with earlier versions of Windows on my old desktop PC). It would occasionally crash and when I tried to restart the programme it would start to load with the icon momentarily appearing before it would fade away. I tried all the MS advice of running Hotmetal as an older version within Windows 7 and whilst this has worked previously (but still with the occasional problem) with Windows XP etc it didn't seem to this time. I then read on line that the problem could be because I was using the 64 bit version of Windows 7 and that the 32 bit version was more compatible. I then had a PC engineer install the 32 bit version and generally it's now more stable.
However I am aware that there is other software that would help me enormously in developing the website (such as Perfect Resize) which needs Windows 7 64 bit as a minimum.
What I need and would really appreciate is advice as to how best can I enjoy the fruits of new 64 bit software whilst still being able to use legacy systems. Any help would be truly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 11 March 2014 - 05:32 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Development - Hamluis.