Text editing is the process of selecting and preparing text [files].

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Match and delete in Notepad++

I have the following text in Notepad++. 192.168.0.1 37 ms N/A 192.168.0.2 Dead N/S 192.168.0.3 ...
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Is there a fast way to change multiple links in a HTML file?

I have a HTML file containing the code for an image map with over 200 links, like this: <area shape="RECT" coords="410, 7, 438, 35" href="/ItemDetails.jsp?item=os_landranger_1"/> The problem ...
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Is it possible to change the default text cursor orientation from vertical to horizontal?

In almost any application or Windows component, the text cursor usually appears as a vertical black line -- in Notepad, browser address bar, the Run window. Is there a setting I can tweak in the ...
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How to do Linux-like file modifications on Windows command line?

I need to do some more or less easy replacements in certain files on Windows machines. This is part of an automated software build process, so to be able to reproduce it on all build mashines I ...
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Changing text in current visual selection in Vim

I have some part of a line visually selected. I would like to remove all non-word characters in the selection and replace all whitespace characters with underscores. How would I go on about this?
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Can you insert line breaks into a Rich Text Content Control

I have a rich text content control on a Word 2007 document which is auto-populated from a database query. The control just contains text but ideally I'd like to be able to insert a new line inside the ...
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Free tool for graphical representations of XML files [closed]

I need a tool which displays an XML file in a nice way. With "nice way" I mean a way on which I can fold and unfold all the nodes. Is there any free tool that runs on Windows Vista that does this ...
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editing software for redundancy checking

I'm looking for an editing program that can check for redundancies (sentences, paragraphs, sections) within a document and between 2 documents. Does this exist? Any advice appreciated.
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How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks?

How to reverse the order of multiline text sections separated by blank newlines/line breaks... ..., with a simple command or application, preferably without programming? I don't want a sort, but a ...
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UNIX: how to merge 2 text files?

Is there a way to merge 2 text files into one (by appending the content of the second right after the first one) in Unix ?
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Typing a column of numbers (1,2,3…)

I am writing a C# program containing these lines: Console.Writeline("1"); Console.Writeline("2"); [...] Console.Writeline("26"); Is there a quick way to type the 26 numbers? I'm using Visual ...
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Replacing all white spaces with commas in a 46MB text file

How long should replacing all white spaces with commas take in my 46MB text file using a simple text editor such as textmate on Mac?
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How to add a new section to a numbered list in MS Word?

In Word how can I add a section into a numbered list? I have a large software requirements document that is organized using a numbered list, so I have a few paragraphs as 1, then maybe some ...
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Detect (from autohotkey) if a text input field is focused

I want to implement a series of hotkeys using Autohotkey (mostly to improve my effectiveness), but I want them to only be active when I'm typing text, and not when I'm navigating or playing. I know ...
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How to select a word with keyboard when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?

It is possible to select a single word by double clicking on any part of the word. With only my keyboard, is it possible to select a word when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?
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How can I do a batch find replace?

I'm writing a piece of software which requires the creation of a number of nearly identical blocks of code that only vary in a few locations which need to be replaced by a unique value for each ...
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Cygwin - how to edit a read only file?

I'm trying to edit /etc/hosts using Vi in Cygwin but it's read only. Is there a command similar to sudo? How do I edit a read-only file? Thanks
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How can I modify/edit a message in a local folder of Thunderbird?

I have migrated from Outlook to Thunderbird. In Outlook I have many folders with notes. Notes migrated to Thunderbird as messages. Now I want to edit some of the notes with additional/changed info. ...
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Is it possible to view two files simultaneously in Geany?

I tend to be a simple text editor user, but when I want IDE-like features, I've been using Geany. One thing I find bothersome about it, though, is I can see only one file at a time. Sometimes I want ...
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Is there a XML editor similar to Inkscape built-in editor?

I have been looking for a "perfect" XML editor, and today I realized the one used in Inkscape is exactely the way I would want, because: It has multi-panel (tree, attribute-list, and value ...
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Exclude some matches with sed

I have a series of files with entries(namespaces in source code) like FW.WGS.Web.HHH.Controls, FW.WGS.Web.HHH.Email, FW.WGS.Web.HHH.Account, etc and some with entries FW.WGS.Web.Controls, ...
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Wrapping word configuration in mac

When i am using TextWrangler and double-click a word "game" in a sentence like "game.score", the word game is selected, but the both words and dot "game.score" is selected instead in some other editor ...
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How to delete each number at the beginning of a line in Notepad or Microsoft Word?

I have a list like this: 1 http:// 2 http:// 3 http:// 4 http:// 5 http:// I would like to remove 1,2,3,4,5 without doing this manually for each line. The only tool I am using is notepad in a bare ...
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When I open text documents, they immediately print?

Every time I open a text (.txt) document on my PC (Windows 7 Ultimate x64), it immediately begins printing on my default printer. What is happening and how do I turn it off?
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Multiline select in Notepad++

In Sublime Text, if I perform a find for an occurrence of a particular word, not only is this occurrence found, but it is also selected and has the cursor at the end of each occurrence so that pushing ...
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Editing files on linux server from windows

I want to edit text files on Linux server from Windows, using text editor like Notepad++ or UltraEdit. I've managed to do so using WinSCP. It can edit files remotely and offers me to choose local ...
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How to convert text to decimal in openoffice calc?

I have a column which contains: € 53,28 € 1.336,0 € 69,90 € 296,50 € 899,00 € 149,90 € 697,40 and so on. I want to sum the column up, but for openoffice it is text and not a decimal. What I did: ...
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Remove Byte Order Mark (BOM)

Background Run SQL files using pgsql that were edited with gVim on Windows. Problem The BOM character causes syntax errors with pgsql. I would like to edit files using gVim and, when saved, no ...
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Find and Replace several several different values all at once

I have a file with multiple instances of Text_1 and Text1 and I need to replace both those strings with Text_A and TextB respectively. Currently I'm doing two Find and Replace functions on each ...
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Search a text string and replace the whole line which contains it on a group of text files (Windows)

I'm looking for an automated solution than can search if a specified text string is on a line (may not be an exact match - just as long as the specified text string is contained in the line) on a ...
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I Need to Degarble a Text File

Here's my dilemma: I'm NaNoWriMoing in a text file backed up with Dropbox, and so I was offline for about 5 hrs and working on my novel. Unfortunately, the computer overheated/ran out of ...
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Is it possible to define a custom movement in vim?

Is it even possible? What I mean is, many vim commands can take a movement to operate on, can I define a custom movement so that I can tailor my edits to an environment? The specific command I'm ...
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Replacing text in file at certain width

Is there a program that I can use that will let me replace text at a certain width? Example: I want to replace 20-26 with 0s. From: ...
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How can I send myself an email that becomes a text file on my hard drive (or on Dropbox)?

Evernote has a very helpful feature that lets me send an email to a special address and which makes that email into a new note. I'd like to duplicate that functionality, but without being locked into ...
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How reverse selected lines order in vim?

For example, if I have four lines as follows: the first line the second line the third line the fourth line I want to reverse them to the fourth line the third line the second ...
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Splitting a large txt file every 100 lines and including the original header (on a Mac)

I am looking for a tool or script (Textwrangler or Terminal) that can split a larger text file every 100 lines counting from line 5 (the first 4 are header lines) and output individual .txt files ...
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“Overtype” mode in MS Powerpoint 2007?

is there any way to turn on the "Overtyping" feature in Powerpoint 2007 (you press the Insert key and then typing new characters replaces any existing characters to the right side of the insertion ...
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emacs: how to indent/unindent region of python code by 4 spaces?

I have a region of python code selected in emacs. What are the most efficient ways to indent and unindent every line in it by 4 spaces? Ideally I'd like something that's not context sensitive (eg. ...
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Test Editing Revert to Standard Formatting

All the time I am editing emails or text documents and I copy and paste text from another source. This changes the the current text formatting styles to that of what was copied and it is always a big ...
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How can I justify plain text in Linux?

I'm composing a plain text (.txt) document that has left-and-right justified paragraphs. I manually add spaces, breaking words with hyphens if necessary, until the lines are uniform length. To use an ...
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Disk Based Text Editor to Edit File Larger than Memory

I am using Ubuntu and looking for a good editor to edit a file that is > 4GB. I just need to put content at the end and beginning of the file. I suppose I could use something like cat "text to add" ...
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Why has no-one made a predictive keyboard driver/library? [closed]

On mobile devices we're used to our devices anticipating what we are typing and completing or correcting at least some of our mistakes, increasing text entry speed and, it is hoped, accuracy. From ...
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How to delete all lines which contain a word with TextWrangler?

I have a giant file with thousands of lines, I want to delete only the lines which have the word "Foo" in them. How would I go about doing this? I'm on a Mac, so I could use some command line ...
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Clipboard addon to remove text formatting

I was just wondering if anyone know of a Windows application that will remove formatting from any text in the clipboard? So if I copy something from Word into another document, the content is pasted ...
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Mac & Google Docs: How to Home?

I'm dying at Mac OSX 10.5.8 + Firefox finding how to go to the beginning of the line in Google Docs I was cursed with too little intelligence to use this glorified OS. Would any one please guide me ...
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how can I use the ctl+arrow windows shortcut to navigate through each word in a text at Mac?

How can I use the Ctrl + Arrow windows shortcut to navigate through a text sting on a Mac?
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Prevent breaking of specified part of paragraph

For example, we have a paragraph: Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog How can i prevent breaking the part "the lazy" ? I means, that this string will be incorrect in my formatting: Quick ...
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Textmate rails bundle

Normally when working inside a Ruby on Rails view file, I can hit CTRL + SHIFT + . to get open/close tags for rails like so: <%= selection %> I'm not sure how, but yesterday this ...
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Remote edit with local editor (Linux)

I have a server I can ssh into, and I am also running Ubuntu. How do I edit this remote file using any program I have installed on my local Ubuntu, without copying it to local, editing it, and copying ...
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How can I make a Windows 7 allow me to edit a data file?

I am running a Windows 7 operating system. I would like to edit a data file named "hosts" that is found in the following library: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts The OS does not allow changes, ...