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Does anyone know of a text editor for Windows that supports what I call "duplication".

What I mean by this is:

Say you're working with a large file. You want to view/change different parts of the file, but you don't want to skip/scroll around constantly. Ideally I would like to have a button to open the same file multiple times and then when I save any of them, the updates are replicated everywhere without the views getting messed up for each one.

I've been looking around notepad++. The best I see is "clone to another view". This is almost what I want, but it looks like it only allows two views to be side by side. I want maybe 3-4. It does do a good job of saving changes in both though...

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Usually this feature is called "split window".

  • Gvim with :split and :vsplit
    • (if you want something more Windows-ey, try Cream)
  • emacs
  • jEdit
  • several more, but I'm too lazy to find them all.
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Microsoft Word has that feature, for what it's worth...but only 2 "views". –  studiohack Mar 18 '11 at 21:28

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