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

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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 ...
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How to grep only selected words from a file?

I need to get a list of all the email addresses from a file. I was trying to use grep @ filename but that returns the entire line. Is there anyway I can get it to return only the email address ...
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How to split large file on Windows?

Is there a tool to split large text file (9Gb) into smaller files so that I can open it and look through? Anything usable from command line that comes with Windows (XP)? Or what's the best way to ...
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Does anyone have tips for using the linux text-editor joe? is it available on ssh?

I found a few great features in the joe text editor for the command window: You can: Keep the command help menu visible all the time. Split the current view into two panes (top, bottom) so that ...
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What is the name of the Mac OS X text editor that uses a green and yellow lotus flower icon?

I'm pretty sure there's a Mac text editor out there that uses a green and yellow lotus flower as it's icon but I cannot seem to remember the name. Can anyone help me out?
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Using Firefox's 'View Source' with BBEdit results in a blank file

I use Firefox for browsing and BBEdit for text editing. I want the 'View Source' command in Firefox to display the source code in BBEdit rather than in Firefox's own window. I have adjusted the ...
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Importing textfile with leading 0's to excel

Have a number of text files which have numbers next to names, tab delimited: 000454 Name1 005005 Name2 000643 Name3 4043 Name4 33643 Name5 I ...
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In vim, is there a way to search for a word in a different window?

I'm working with a file where definitions, and references to those definitions are in different parts of the file. I'm looking at the file in a split window - one half looking at the definition, the ...
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Do more recent versions of scite crash less often?

Scite is not a bad editor, but the version I have (1.72) crashes on largish ruby files (there's one file that's 65KB it consistently barfs on). Are newer versions any better?
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Editing docbook

I need to edit a docbook resource with a decent, cross platform WYSIWYG editor, being also able to include latex style formulas, images and svg plots. Then, I need to create pdf, html and import the ...
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How to write multi lines in one Excel cell?

I want to write multi-lines in one MS Excel cell. But whenever I press the Enter key, the cell editing ends and the cursor moves to next cell. How can I avoid this?
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Convert unix line endings to windows

I recently moved back to Windows from Linux. I have some files with CRLFs, some with LFs and some that are mixed. Is there a utility that will help me find all my Unix-touched files and convert them ...
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How to select only bold text

How can you select all of the bold text in a document? I would like to just extract bold text from numerous documents. Is there a script that could be run?
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Command-A doesn't select text in several Mac OS X text edit fields

I'm trying to make my Mac follow behavior I know it must have done in the past where, when one presses ⌘ + A, it will select all the text. The problem has started recently and I think it might be ...
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Is there a VI equivalent I can use on Windows XP and later?

I get frustrated using Notepad on my Windows XP machine when I want to do more complicated text manipulation. Having used VI on various versions of UNIX I'd like to get something with its power on my ...
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Free program to scan a directory of text files and replace certain strings

I need a free program that can scan all .xml files in a directory and replace a certain string occurrence.
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How to make FileZilla save to SFTP server WITHOUT a propmt?

Every time I save a file from the server, it will pop up a "File has changed" prompt, and ask me if I want to upload to server. How can I stop it from asking me? Fugu would do it automatically, and it ...
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Split a string in ksh

I am looking for a quick/easy way to split a string in ksh. It has varied number delimiters (spaces) between each item. Example: value1 value2 value3 Any suggestions/advice?
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Replace \r\n with newline in Notepad++

How do I replace the string "\r\n" with the same characters? Example: Hello World.\r\nHello World. replaced with: Hello World. Hello World.
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Is there a tool for automatically checking English grammar?

I need to run through a document and check that it contains proper English grammar. My toolset for spell-checking for words include ispell and OpenOffice, but they seem only to do spell-checking. ...
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Where's my Open-With gVim context menu option in Windows 7?

I have gVim installed. Under Vista and XP, this offered me an addition to either the object context menu of "Edit with gVim", or an addtion to the "Open With" context menu of "gVim". This would let ...
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Delete blank lines from a text file

I am trying to delete all the blank lines in a text file. Is there a quick way to do this? What I have line one line two What I want line one line two I am using Notepad++, so a solution using ...
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How do I convert a column of text to upper case in Excel 2007 without creating a new column?

I know that you can use formulas and convert the data that way, but how can I convert to Upper (or Lower or proper) in place? Is there an easy way built into excel to instruct a non-superuser with?
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Ctrl+Backspace inserts a small box instead of erasing

When I press Ctrl+Backspace, sometimes a small square is inserted, instead of the entire word being erased. If I copy and paste the character here, I get this: ``. But it doesn’t look quite like that ...
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Ubuntu vi Acting Strange

I just installed Ubuntu Server 8 and found vi to be acting strangely (compared to vi on Fedora, CentOS and OSX). When I use the 'a' command to enter text, pressing the arrow keys results in "C", "D", ...
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Show/Hide function folding margin on Notepad++

Is it possible to get rid of the function folding margin on Notepad++? It seems like the sort of thing that should be in the prefs but I'm not seeing it anywhere.
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Parsing text files

I encountered a situation tonight where I wanted to parse a text file. I had a very, very long word list that contained English words delimited by lines. I wanted to get rid of every word (or line) ...
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Looking for a windows-based WebDAV enabled editor (for code)

I'm looking for a good editor for windows with built-in WebDAV support. I'm aware of Netdrive, Webdrive and Windows' built-in WebDAV client, but these don't work as well, because they need to emulate ...
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Remove lines efficiently in Vim

How can you remove given lines efficiently in Vim? I want to remove all lines which match this :g!/div/ I unsuccessfully ran: :g!/div/s/^*//g
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Is there any Firefox addon to convert text to UPPERCASE or lowercase [closed]

Is there any Firefox addon to convert a bit of selected text (in text fields), to "UPPER CASE", "lower case", "Proper Case", and "Sentence case"? This is useful when writing email.
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DokuWiki - How to show the edit buttons on section headers

In DokuWiki, is there any plugin compatible with the latest stable release (2009-02-14), that can show the edit buttons on section headers (like Wikipedia or MediaWiki) instead of showing them at the ...
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How can I edit Unicode text in Notepad++?

Sometimes I edit English text that includes Unicode characters. For some reason, on my PC, Notepad++ converts Unicode characters to ???'s thereby corrupting the text and losing all that data. I'm ...
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How to distinguish between \r\n and \n in VIM

In VIM I can show all the hidden characters in a file via the command ":set invlist". However, end of line sequences are always displayed as $ whether it is a carriage return/line feed or just a line ...
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What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac?

What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? I'm using Leopard.
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What is a good, simple and free HTML Editor for Windows? [closed]

Are there any good, simple and free HTML Editors for windows out there? Something that a user with no experience can build a simple page. Edit: I'm looking for something like the old Frontpage ...
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What is a CUA editor?

A term I hear now and then is a "CUA" text editor. What is a CUA editor?
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How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?

By default, the cut/copy/paste short-cuts in GVim on Ubuntu are: Cut "+x Copy "+y Paste "+gP I would like to use control key combos in GVim, like I use in Firefox and othe gnome ...
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Small, light text editor / note taker with built-in strong encryption?

I've been using a little app called SafeSex to jot down notes securely; however it's not been maintained for ages and lacks polish. However, it does have Blowfish encryption built-in. My question is: ...
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What editor/viewer to use to inspect large text based files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Text Editor for very big file - Windows Are there any text editors/viewers (preferably on windows but other platforms are also ok) that can handle files of 500 MB or ...
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Best LaTeX Editor [closed]

What's the best LaTeX editor you've used, and what would you recommend someone read to understand and become proficient with authoring papers/books in LaTeX?
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What Vim features do you use? [closed]

I spend almost all day programming in Vim and I am sure that a lot of you do too. What features do you use that make your day to day coding that much better? One that I use is gv, which will let ...