You haven't mentioned the "Compatibility View" capability of IE 8:
Click IE 8's Compatibility View button and the website is rendered as if
using the IE 7 rendering engine.
BUT IN YOUR CASE, you can even put a little META tag directive in the HTML
code in your website's pages so that when any IE 8 rendering engine goes to
process it it will be rendered using "Compatibility View", that is, in IE 7
mode. Then the Coffee Cup editor might work - 'worth a try anyway.
Here's the meta tag:
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
Here's a website explaining it:
[IE 8 Compatibility - Should You Be Worried? ]
"George" <George@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have a piece of software (Coffee Cup HTML Editor) that has a small bug
> when used in conjunction with IE8. The developers are aware of it, but
> envisage having a fix in the near future and have advised that the bug
> not occur with IE7 or earlier. My question is can I have IE8 and IE7 (or
> earlier) resident on one PC, and switch to the earlier IE when using the
> Coffee Cup Editor?
> I suspect not, but any suggestions would be welcome.
> Thanks in advance