Welcome! You’re browsing the complete online Help for TypeMetal. The same content is available via TypeMetal’s “Help” menu.

TypeMetal User Guide

Document Properties

In addition to having a file name, an HTML file has some top-level properties (also known as “metadata”) that help describe the file as a whole. (A WordPress post has a different set of properties than an HTML file, and TypeMetal provides a different UI for inspecting and editing them than the one shown here for HTML files.)

HTML File Properties

TypeMetal’s “Title and Properties” UI provides a means to edit a document’s title and view certain of its other key properties:

a TypeMetal HTML window's "Title and Properties" UI

The properties shown in this area include:

Showing a File’s Title and Properties

To show an HTML window’s “Title and Properties” UI:

  • Press Command+Option+T or
  • Choose ViewShow Title and Properties or
  • Double-click the splitter that’s just above the HTML window’s content editing area, or
  • Drag the splitter down

Doing any of these reveals the window’s “Title and Properties” area.

Pressing Command+Option+T or choosing ViewShow Title and Properties also puts the input focus in the “Title” text field, so you can immediately enter or edit the document’s title. (This is the text that goes inside the HTML file’s <title> element. Web browsers customarily display an HTML file’s title in window title bars and tabs. It’s also the text that identifies a page in a user’s bookmarks and browsing history.)

Hiding a FIle’s Title and Properties

When you’re done viewing and editing a file’s properties, you can close the “Title and Properties” UI:

  • Double-click the splitter that separates the Title and Properties area from the content editing area, or
  • Drag the splitter up

If the focus is in the “Title” text field, you can also close the Title and Properties area by:

  • Pressing Command+Option+T or
  • Choosing ViewShow Title and Properties from the menus

This returns editing focus to your HTML window’s content area.