A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Textpad 7 - how to turn off tabbed document interface?

I have been using TextPad for 10 years, various versions, and I've always had it configured so the document windows are movable within the frame. If I opened up 10 files at a time, their windows would ...
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How to reload the remote file list in Coda?

Anyone know how to convince Panic's Coda to reload a directory and file list for a remote server? ⌘ + R with focus in the file list looks like it's doing something, but it doesn't actually do ...
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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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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How do I do multi-line editing in Atom editor?

I've been reading all over and I can't find anything on how to do this in Atom on Windows? And by multi-line editing, I mean being able to expand your cursor across multiple-lines, and being able to ...
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Notepad++ find and replace string or text with new string or text

I have some code several hundred lines long and I want to find each "String" and replace it with a different "String". Example below... $BR360Button.Add_Click({BR360Button}) ...
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Opening a text file at a certain line (shortcut)

I would like to define a shortcut key which opens a particular text file at a particular line. My preferred editor is Notepad++, but suggestions involving other editors are welcome. How to open ...
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How can I use custom colours in the Microsoft VBA editor?

I'm working on a few projects for work using Excel and VBA, so I have no choice but to use the Microsoft Visual Basic editor. I normally wouldn't mind, but I can't figure out how to set a custom ...
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Configure PS Pad to place cursor on end of line

I'm using PSPad and found it useful but I struggle with a setting it has: If I click inside the editor window the cursor is where I clicked even if there is no text at the place I clicked. e.G. if I ...
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Convert text file to ASCII, not ANSI in Sublime Text

We have a project where we need to convert weird characters generated from all kinds of file formats into ASCII due to compatibility issues. Is it possible in Sublime Text 2 to convert the encoding ...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace ...
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How To Enable Syntax Highlighting for Nano In Windows?

I am a huge fan of the nano editor, but I can't get the syntax highlighting to work in the windows version. Is it possible to have syntax highlighting in windows?
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How to automatically disable unrelated packages of atom?

I'm new to the amazing Atom text editor. I'm content with almost all of it's features except that it shows unrelated these thing. "Toggle autocomplete-clang" for C "lookup on hoogle" for Haskell ...
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Is it possible to convert a text that's in the form of a changelog from oldest-first into newest-first, using vim?

Is it possible to convert a text that's in the form of a changelog into newest-first, using vim? It's like this: version 1.0 multi_line description for 1.0 version 1.01 multi_line description ...
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Single exe text editor [closed]

I'm looking for a single exe text editor, similar to Notepad. I don't need any fancy features, as long as it's a single exe file that doesn't need to be installed and can run from the desktop or a ...
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Syncing text files from iPhone to windows folder

I'm looking for a Text editor on the iPhone that can edit multiple files and two-way sync them with a directory on my windows machine whenever I connect the phone. On my desktop, I use wikidPad as ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Copy/Paste Several Excel Columns

Suppose I have an Excel file with columns A,B,C,D, and E. I need to copy and paste columns A,B, and E into a text editor. However whenever I paste the data, I end up getting columns C and D. I ...
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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Notepad++: select text till the end of visual line with SHIFT+END

In Notepad++, when I press SHIFT+END to select text from the current caret position till the end of the current visual line, the whole logical line till its end limited with CR/LF is selected. An ...
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Plain text display in MS OneNote

I have an issue with displaying plain text in Microsoft OneNote. If I paste the text below (the screen taken in notepad++) into OneNote as Keep Text Only, I completely lose the formatting (note, ...
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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Simplest way to get XML node count

I have some XML files for which I want to get the count of nodes. However, I don't want to go and start coding. I have checked some XML tools like Notepadd++ XML Plugin, Cygwin xmllint, XML Notepad ...
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Place pagebreaks in vim

How would I place pagebreaks in vim (equivalent to match printing specifications to a white xerox paper of 8.5 x 11 in size)? This is so that I don't have to manually adjust the lines to match how ...
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Code::blocks IDE: Reload files without asking about it

If a file has been changed externally, Code::Blocks the IDE always asks about it in a popup. It looks somewhat like this: This gets tiresome when working with several editors, so is there a way to ...
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Editing CSV files in Ubuntu

What is a good way to edit CSV files in Ubuntu? The files look something like this: This,is,data,with,a,header 2,2,3,4,, 1,,3,,6,6 ,5,3,5,5,6 1,2,,,, 1,2,3,4,8,6 1,,9,,5,9 -1,,3,4,5,6 1,2,0,4,5,6 ...
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macrabbit espresso editor enable brackets highlighting

How can I enable the brackets highlighting in macrabbit espresso editor? Is there some possible hack to achieve that? Or some extension or plugin? I use espresso every day and is a very important ...
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Use GitHub's Atom Text Editor as Default Text Editor in Windows

I think the title says it all. I downloaded Atom, which comes over as a zip file containing an executable, etc. When I right-click on a text file, source code file, etc, in Windows Explorer and select ...
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How to replace one line to two lines or more on a text file using the “find and replace mode”?

Right now I'm developing a script with vbscript and I need to find one specific line(with a lot of occurrences) on a 5k lines source code and replace it to two new code lines(1 line to 2 lines ...
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Notepad++ set custom zoom

How can I set custom zoom in Notepad++? I want to set it to 90 or 110. The reason I want to do is I use Consolas and font size 10 is too small and 11 is too big.
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Sublime only show the directory

In sublime when you have multiple files with the same name open, it shows you which on is which by showing the path to the file by showing part of the path is the tab title. When I open files with ...
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How to search for lines using values from comma separated list in any text editor?

I have a big file with lots of entries. I want to filter all lines that contain any of the values from comma separated list. For example, I have data like: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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How can WYSIWYG editors directly edit HTML? [closed]

I was reading an old Lifehacker article titled, "Five Best WYSIWYG HTML Editors", and it got me thinking. It seems to me that the phrase WYSIWYG editor that can also directly edit HTML is a ...
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open file from Cloud9's terminal (bash) in its IDE

What command would open a file in the default editor of Cloud9's IDE from within its own terminal bash shell? I tried xdg-open and gnome-open but those opens in emacs.
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Using MS Word as a code editor

As this is an editor question.. this has high risk of becoming a flame war. Please, if you're compelled say "real programmers use Vim" or Emacs or whatever, turn away now. 60% of the time I "write" ...
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Copy and paste text in midnight commander (MC) via putty in Linux

I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it? If it is not possible with Midnight ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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How to change fonts in Kod?

I started using this new text editor called Kod (runs on Mac OS 10.6): http://kodapp.com/ It's very very fast, I'm a poor programmer and I don't have money to pay for TextMate, this might be the ...
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Set default editor for crontab -e invoked with sudo

I'm using Bash on Debian Squeeze. I just read this topic: change default text editor for crontab to vim I have exported both variables VISUAL and EDITOR to vim for normal user and for root. And this ...
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Multi-editing and column-mode are buggy in Notepad++?

It will probably be better if I tell you how to see for yourself what I mean rather than try describe it verbally. Take an example like this: this is an example line bluh this is a different example ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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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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How to columnize text with tabs (in vim or on the shell)

I have a frequent need to manually manipulate tab-delimited text for data entry and other purposes. When I do this, it helps if the text is aligned properly into columns. For example (assuming 4-space ...
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how to get column markers with free text editors

Can someone please provide some tips on getting column markers to show (vertical lines) when viewing text files with fixed width column based data. (not csv). Notepad++, wordpad any freebie will do. ...
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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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Toggle Syntax highlighting in Notepad++

I am running into speed-issues for big files, whose extension is recognized by Notepad++ which will be syntax-highlighted. Is there a Shortcut or option to assign keys to toggle Syntax-Highlighting in ...
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What is Sublime Text 2’s equivalent to vim’s Ctrl+P?

Sublime Text is great, but Ctrl+P (and Ctrl+N) in vim (inserting a word with same starting characters in insert mode) is such an essential feature that I just cannot live without it. Is this ...