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Edit away messages without WYSIWYG?

2004-09-26
2013-01-14
  • Stephen Tellis
    Stephen Tellis
    2004-09-26

    I want to put some HTML in an away message, but the HTML that I want to use is not the average bold/underline/italics that you find on the Gaim text format bar. I'm running Windows XP Home SP2. This is what I tried:

    1. Closed Gaim

    2. Opened %APPDATA%\.gaim and editting status.xml with UltraEdit-32. UltraEdit did not ask me to convert the document to/from any particular OS format so I assume it did not change the format of the document.

    3. Saved status.xml and leaving UltraEdit-32 open so that I would know if Gaim modified the file. (UltraEdit notifies you if a program edits a file that you are using).

    4. Ran Gaim. This is when I first noticed this error: https://sourcef0orge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=1150970&forum_id=665

    5. Clicked Away >> Custom, got nothing (just that tiny little gray box that means you messed something up)

    6. Restored my backup of status.xml and everything was fine, even though all I changed in the first place was two characters

    Can anyone help?