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

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Windows equivalent of Mac OSX Cmd + Left/Cmd + Right shortcuts

When in text editors on a Mac, you can do ⌘+← or ⌘+→ to skip to the beginning or end of lines, respectively. You can also add shift, such as ⌘+shift+←, to highlight an entire line. Are there Windows ...
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How can I update a text frame in Scribus from a text file

I'm using Scribus for an instruction manual translated into several languages. Is there a way to update a text frame, which was already filled by "Get text..." from a plain text file, without loosing ...
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How can I filter a file for lines containing a string in Sublime Text 2?

I want to filter a file I'm editing in Sublime Text 2 for lines contain a certain string, if possible including regular expressions. Consider the following file: foo bar baz qux quuux baz When ...
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Breaking the line in between the code in Notepad++

I have a file with line(s) that look like this: <url><loc>URL</loc><lastmod>Date</lastmod><changefreq>Time</changefreq> I'm editing the file in Notepad++, ...
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Can I change the user name for Word 2013 track changes while signed in to an Office account?

I've been provided a hard copy of comments and changes to a document. My task is to add them to the electronic file. I changed the user name via Track Changes Options (pictured) to the original ...
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What’s the best way of tagging bits of text for future manipulations (e.g. changing their position, their content, etc)?

Let’s say I am trying to design a personal foreign language dictionary file. The initial format of the entries is like this: • [1] [2] [3]; ...
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What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? [closed]

What is the closest thing to Windows notepad on the Mac? I'm using Leopard.
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Notepad++ - Removing the first column in a comma separated file

I have a large CSV file that I need to remove the first column of data. I cannot open it in Excel because Excel converts some of the values in the columns to scientific numbers. I am using Notepad++, ...
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How can I merge two seperate two-column sections?

By highlighting my text, I determined the flow of text in my template document (the red numbers indicate the sequence in which the text flows): However, I want the text in the first page to flow ...
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

Pandoc table in Tex document based on this discussion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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Single column completion?

TL;DR: Is it possible to make emacs use single-column completion? When using emacs' completion mechanisms and there are multiple possibilities, then completions are displayed in a separate window, ...
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Can you edit the contents of an Excel cell without having to double click it?

I have a list of about 10,000 name/addresses that I have to manually cleanse in Excel (fun!). As you can imagine, having to double click to enter almost every cell to edit it is a drag. And it's ...
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How to remove blank lines in .txt files

I want to change a text file's format, removing all blank lines. How can I do that? (2) 5. The function of the condenser is to: a) vapourise the liquid refrigerant b) change ...
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Unicode text lost when saved as ANSI

When I saved a text file using a notepad with ANSI, I lost all of the information since it became all question marks. Is there a way to convert it back to Unicode to retrieve the text?
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Create macro and hop to next line

so my question is if there is a possibility that a macro ends in the next line. I currently need to edit an xml file in notepad++ and after certain lines I have to add a <br />. I already ...
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Have a very large fixed width .txt file, have column widths for the records to guide me, and need .CSV out of it [closed]

The text file is a tax roll off the tax assessor website, and it is 2.63 GB. Every program that I have tried, including UltraEdit, Convert XLS, didn't find anything helpful in excel because we're ...
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Word two page layout: odd on the right, even on the left [duplicate]

How can I set up MS Word to display the even page on the right and the odd page on the left, when using the two page layout (like programs as the adobe reader do)? Here is an example. On the left is ...
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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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Place cursor into visible text on Mac

When I open a long text file in TextEdit or other text editor and scroll down using the PageDown key, the cursor doesn't move. When I press an arrow to move the cursor, the editor scrolls back to the ...
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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Automatic forward-deleting

First and foremost... please forgive my somewhat approximate English. (I'm French.) Oh and my loooooong sentences too (I need lots of words for little meaning when speaking foreign languages... plus ...
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RegEx expression to replace /randomword/ with <i>randomword</i>?

I'm looking for a RegEx expression to use with Find & Replace that will turn /randomword/ into <i>randomword</i> without actually changing the random word. Possible to do this ...
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Yank plain text in Emacs?

Using Windows 7 / 8, GNU Emacs 24.3.1 I often yank text copied from browser or incoming email. Is there a way to yank/paste as plain text, leaving out special characters? I tried Ditto and Puretext ...
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Transpose emacs rectangles

Suppose I have this text: RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ and want this one: RUN_A RUN_B RUN_C RUN_D RUN_E I would like to be able to write ABCDE and somehow `transpose' it and kill-yank it as a ...
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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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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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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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TextWrangler: indent comments at same level as code

In TextWrangler, when I comment a line of code using ⌘+/ it add the comment symbol at column 0. Uncommented: print("test") Commented: # print("test") Is it possible to instead configure ...
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How can I perform free-form, canvas-like text editing?

My 5-1/2 y.o. son is starting to use a computer and one of the things he likes to do is to type stuff into an editor. He has used TuxPaint before and is familiar with the idea of a "canvas" for ...
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Replace a couple of strings of text automatically?

More detailed: I've got a folder with data for a game which code is pure text and customizable (M.U.G.E.N). Beside all other things, the *.cns file of each character contains following string of ...
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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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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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How to append a CR to end of all .txt files in a directory

Is there an easy way to do this? I'm actually combining about 500 files using copy *.txt myoutputFile.txt. The problem is, that command inserts the new/next file at the current/end position of the ...
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In Eclipse PDT (php), can I configure text select to exclude the $ prefix?

I've recently switched to Eclipse PDT but came from an editor where the dollar sign prefix is not selected when selecting text tokens (e.g. double-clicking a variable, ctrl+shift+arrow over a ...
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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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Quicksilver - Keyboard macro to select all text to right of cursor

At one point, I had this set up on another machine, but I don't have that mac anymore. I would like a global override to have cmd+shift+right arrow select all text to the right of the cursor on the ...
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What does `-n` option in sed do?

This is the man page entry for -n: -n suppress automatic printing of pattern space I notice that when not using -n for certain operations, each line is printed to stdout (and the requested ...
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Extract multiple strings between two words in a file

I have a text file made this way: hjkhkhkjhkh<start:"xxxxxxxxxxxx:"alt>asdsadasd<start:"yyyyyyyyyyyyyy:"alt>gfhfg ...
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How to delete the 3rd occurrence of a pattern in a file, and beyond

How can I find the third occurrence of a pattern in a file (Note: not in a line) and delete the line containing the pattern and n lines below that (say, 5 lines below). e.g., COVER fafjasfj isfapifj ...
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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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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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How can I use advanced text editing in Notepad ++?

I have a little question. I've saved in a text file all the folders with sub-folders and files library of my music hard-drive and I try to clean this with notepad++. I've removed the path of the ...
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Apply regex to certain occurrences

I have a large file with plain text (no html tags, etc.). What I want to do is to apply regex to whole file on the one hand but on the other I want to choose which changes will be applied. For ...
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Multi line find and replace

I recently moved about 30k images from Picasa to imgur . I need to replace all those links in my wordpress blog . I have exported all the posts to xml file ( it is 96mb) . I tried this powershell ...
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Can eclipse Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right skip the camel case and go to next full word instead?

When I hit Ctrl+Right or Ctrl+Left in Eclipse (Juno and Kepler at least), and I'm going through camel cased words, it takes me to the next capitalized part of a camelCased word so instead of going ...
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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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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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Batch text replace

I have a text file full of links like this . Links are from different sites so they don't follow same structure http://somesite1.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cats.jpg ...
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How to copy text side by side in Npp or Sublime text?

I have to 2 text files . First is A B C D Second is 1 2 3 4 How do I copy both file contents side by side like this in Notepad++ or Sublime Text . If these both don't support this then please ...