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

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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, ...
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VERY large text files and Snow Leopard

Sometimes I need to work on EXTREMELY large text files. 200-300 megs or more. My favorite text editor on my MacBook Pro is TextMate. However, TM chokes on very large text files. Even ones around ...
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Application to open / edit a very large CSV file (500 MB, 4 million records)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Text Editor for very big file - Windows What editor/viewer to use to inspect large text based files? I have a CSV file which has about 4 million rows and is about 500 ...
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How to rollback the edit version in VIM?

I realized I had deleted something for mistake when I typed :wq,then how can I rollback to the pre-version?Thank you!
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CKEditor configuration, prefer img tag atrributes over inline style

Looking for a way to disable a feature in CKEditor that messes with attributes height and width on my and converts them into inline styles. The version of CKEditor is 3.2 and I have access to config ...
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Preserving CDATA Editing Xml File using Microsoft Word 2003

I have an xml file that I need to edit using Microsoft Word 2003. Everything works fine but the CDATA section is lost and is converted to normal html. For example: <Description> <![CDATA[ ...
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Vim: Bind <C-Enter>

Using vim for editing latex; how can I bind C-Enter? I tried the following, which does not work: imap <C-Enter> \\<CR> and imap <C-Return> \\<CR> However, something like: ...
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Text files on linux have “<97>” characters

When viewing a particular text file in vim or less on Linux or OS X, all the en dashes show up as highlighted "<97>" characters. What control-sequence do I need to type in order to substitute the ...
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Visual Studio 2010: Is it possible to force editor to use ANSI rather than UTF-8?

I am having issues with some files in automated processes, specifically with batch files and sql files. Visual Studio seems to create these as UTF-8 rather than ansi and adds some kind of special ...
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Eclipse Line Selection

In Eclipse I used to be able to select a line by clicking the line number. I don't know exactly when it stopped working. Is this controlled by a Preference?
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Software to store frequently used text in PC

I am a looking for a free software that can run on the task bar (near the system time) where I can store frequently used text like my full street address, paths of specific deep folders & files in ...
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How do I delete the next line in vim?

In emacs, whenever I want to delete a few lines of text, I just use C-k until all the text is gone. However, in vim it seems a bit more complex. I know I can do d$ to delete until the end of the ...
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Windows Text Editor With SCP Support and No Install

Is there a programmer's text editor (line numbers, syntax highlighting) for Windows 7 that offers Edit in Place via SCP A non-administrator instalation/runs without instalation Free is nice, ...
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Dreamweaver Delete Space to Word, Not Word

There's a built in DW keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Del) that deletes up to AND INCLUDING the first word to the right. I used to use the ColdFusion Studio app for coding and it would just remove the space ...
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Automatic text replacement in Ubuntu

So, I'm looking for a software native to gnome that provides automatic text replacement. Something similar to autohotkey would be great, though I really don't care about all that extra autohotkey ...
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Converting CSV to fixed-width in Notepad++?

Is there a way in Notepad++ to convert a comma-separated file to fixed width columns? This feature exists in UltraEdit and explained in Working with CSV files, but I am happy with my Notepad++, and I ...
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Emacs check syntax of file before saving

How I can prevent Emacs from saving my buffer when it contains syntax errors ? It would by especially useful for editing source code. I'm writing some source code into the buffer, hit C-x C-s and ...
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Split a large text file

I have a large text file grouped with separate headers that I need to split into separate files. For instance the file has headers like this: --Heading 1-- some text text --Heading 2-- more text ...
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Where did the text of my .html file go in TextEdit on Mac OS X?

I recently created a .html file in TextEdit on my Mac (Mac OS X 10.5.8). I then opened that .html file in my browser and it showed the page I created just fine. I closed the .html file and TextEdit ...
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Is there a way to make Nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?

Does anyone know if there's a way to make nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?
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How to perform search and replace in lots of files with Emacs at once?

I'm looking for a solution to how to perform a search and replace in all files in a directory using Emacs.
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Why does the margin on a numbered list over 99 become large (2007 Word)?

Have a numbered list in 2007 Word. Everything was fine until item 100. At 100 and on, the margin between the number and the text is very large. How do I make it normal? Thanks! i.e.- 98. ...
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How do I convert a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents?

How do I convert (or paste) a plaintext file to OpenOffice document, so that tabs become indents? Currently, dynamically wrapped long lines which start with a tab are only indented (by that tab) ...
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Text / log editor with auto-refresh support

I'm looking for a text editor / log manager of some kind that will automatically refresh a file's contents when it changes. I have a single target log file (e.g. current.log) that is overwritten ...
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Write a bashscript to double every newline character in a text file?

I need a bash script that will take a file and add a second \n character for every \n character already in the file: that is: abcd\nbcda becomes abcd\n\nbcda how do I start. OR, should I ...