What software do you use to write your hubs?

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  1. Ritsos profile image38
    Ritsosposted 12 years ago

    Just wondered what people use to write their hubs. Do you type straight into the hub itself or use Word or what ?

    Personally I've been using notepad and then cutting and pasting.

    Just curious :-)

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image66
      Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have found typing hubs here much easier. I used to write them on notepad but now I write them directly on HP.

    2. Darin Walker profile image60
      Darin Walkerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I use yWriter. Despite it being novel writing software, I find it useful to organize my finished, half-finished, barely started, and random work. Anything that helps keep my organized is a boon.

    3. Garrett Mickley profile image68
      Garrett Mickleyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Notepad++ is my favorite.

  2. simeonvisser profile image70
    simeonvisserposted 12 years ago

    Just here, it's a digital world after all.

  3. Tomygun profile image73
    Tomygunposted 12 years ago

    I use MS Word, because it's easier to find spelling and punctuation mistakes, if there are any. Then I copy it to notepad and then to Hubpages.

  4. Karanda profile image77
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    I always use MS Word so I can do a proper spell and grammar check first then it is a simple copy and paste job into each text capsule.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I also use Word and copy and paste it. I also collect all the links I want to use ahead of time from YouTube and elsewhere.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  6. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 12 years ago

    pen and paper then type in

  7. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    I used to use Word, but now I use Focus Writer. I love, love, love it and it's free!

    1. earnestshub profile image85
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds great. Do you know if they have a version for windows 7? smile

      1. lrohner profile image68
        lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. I'm actually using it on Windows 7 now.

        1. earnestshub profile image85
          earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, I'm off to download it now. smile

  8. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 12 years ago

    Word, then copy & paste, and back the original Word docs up on a memory stick for good measure.

  9. Richieb799 profile image67
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Yeah its easy to save as you are going a long in HubPages.

  10. kerryg profile image83
    kerrygposted 12 years ago

    I usually just write it directly in HubPages and save frequently. Occasionally I use Notepad++.

  11. jagandelight profile image69
    jagandelightposted 12 years ago

    I used to write straight in Hubpages, but now I write in Word then cut and paste into capsule.

  12. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    I write directly into HP.  I find it much easier to control the appearance of the hub as I go, locating and positioning the various capsules for better effect.

  13. Rising Caren profile image81
    Rising Carenposted 12 years ago

    I just write straight in the hub.

    Except for my werewolf hub. The first paragraph was written on another site's draft editor until I decided I'd rather have it as a hub and copy pasted to the hub editor.

  14. livewithrichard profile image74
    livewithrichardposted 12 years ago

    I only use Word so that I can keep a copy in my documents for backup. The problem you have if you only type it directly into HP is that there is no backup just in case HP goes belly up tomorrow. I don't expect that but silly me if I'm not prepared for that.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You are absolutely right, and as a result of writing directly into the hub I still have to save it into word so that I have a backup.

  15. Rising Caren profile image81
    Rising Carenposted 12 years ago

    BTW thanks to Darin Walker and Irohner for recommending two writing programs that are available on linux (my OS).

    I'm gonna bookmark them for when I start my reading kids' book.

  16. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I have yet to find any reason to write outside of Hubpages. Therefore, all my hubs are written directly to text capsules. wink

  17. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 12 years ago

    I always use Word - mainly because I use it for my work and I am comfortable with it. I also have an unreliable internet connection, so typing straight onto HP carries the risk of losing work smile

    1. lrohner profile image68
      lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sufi - You're a freelancer, so I bet you'd love Focus Writer. It's got a built-in timer (like Focus Booster) to remind you to take breaks -- and force you to stay focused for a certain period of time. It also lets you set daily goals (# words) and then tracks your progress for the day.

      The screen remains completely uncluttered (hover for toolbars), and you can put in your own background. I also have mine set so that when I type or press the enter key, it sounds like an old, old, old manual typewriter! smile Much more fun to work with than Word.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image80
        Sufidreamerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Cheers for that

        I had a look and it is a pretty good programme. The problem is that I need a lot of the extra functions provided by Word - footnoting, Excel compatibility, tracking changes etc.

        Besides which, I have used Word for 20 years and it has become a reliable old friend (Even Microsoft get something right, occasionally!) smile

      2. michifus profile image59
        michifusposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that, sounds useful, I started using a stopwatch download as well as word, and it will be hand to have the two combined. Good work!

  18. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 12 years ago

    I always used Microsoft Word to write my hubs.

  19. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 12 years ago

    I do my initial draft in Word because I’m used to it and I can easily see the latest word count, then I copy the document to HubPages. When the article’s formatted as a hub I can always see improvements that need to be made, so I do more typing in the HubPages text capsules.

  20. darkside profile image71
    darksideposted 12 years ago

    Notepad. The one on Windows.

    In fact, I've got an example of what a typical Notepad drafted hub looks like here.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great example, I like the detail. 
      I also use Notepad on Windows. With more comprehensive hubs, I actually use a real notepad and pen first as I lay out the content. Plus I like to sit outside and write.

      Then I copy it into Notepad, or sometimes directly into the capsules.

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        What a great idea! I never see the sun because it reflects off the laptop screen so I stay indoors. Never even thought about paper and pen where I could sit on a sun lounger and enjoy the fresh air and sun too!
        Now, I wonder if I can remember how to write??

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I know.. my handwriting isn't as nice as it used to be, but I find that when I use longhand, I actually write differently and take more thought into how it sounds. Yes, sometimes it does make the hub process longer, but I can't stand sitting in front of a computer all the time, even a laptop.. being outdoors is energizing for me.  smile
          Also, that's why I enter it directly into the capsules at times, because I know I have a copy.

  21. waynet profile image66
    waynetposted 12 years ago

    I use a carton of milk and a stick to write my hubpages.

  22. jtyler profile image60
    jtylerposted 12 years ago

    I just write directly on the webpage.

  23. spookyfox profile image61
    spookyfoxposted 12 years ago

    Since I ususally have the "inspiration" for the hub before I do the title research (and I want the url to match the title), I write it in Evernote. I choose that over other programs because it instantly backs-up notes, and it actually happened to me that the power went out while I was writting one of my hubs. When it came back and I turned the computer back on, I opened Evernote and there it was, the whole text, even if I didn't hit the 'save' button even once.


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