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simple text editor #4758762
05/16/18 12:29 PM
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Oldmoparguy1 Offline OP
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Looking for a simple text editor that looks and works like win notepad but has a block edit feature. Back in the day when I worked for a living using Dos 2. something or other, I had a text editor that did that. I don't remember the name, I just know it was very useful. I have searched but anything that comes up usually has too many features and a long learning curve.

TIA


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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4758766
05/16/18 12:32 PM
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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4758777
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What is "block edit"?

Edit: nevermind. I got it.

+1 for Notepad++



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Re: simple text editor [Re: Quattro Pete] #4758839
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Another vote for Notepad++ !

Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4758871
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Google docs? I think it would be worth learning. Access all your stuff from any computer on the net, voice typing, even use it on your smart phone.
I use it for car maintenance and oil stash tracking, then I know what I need when I see a sale in the store.
https://www.google.ca/docs/about/

Maybe don't store personal info on it, but I've never heard of it being hacked either?


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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4758892
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+3 for notepad++


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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4758922
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Another notepad ++ user here


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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4759009
05/16/18 05:34 PM
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I'd suggest emacs, but you stated you're not in favour of excessive features and a steep learning curve. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4759190
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I can't get the hang of complicated text editors like Emacs, either. If you can run Linux, try KWrite from the KDE desktop environment. It's a lightweight text editor like Notepad but it has color-highlighted syntax; makes text editing and HTML coding so easy. I hate KDE, but download it just to have access to KWrite.

HTH!

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Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4759207
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+5 or 10 for Notepad++ I've tried a bunch and keep coming back to it.

Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1] #4759227
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I concur on notepad++ for editing text.

Re: simple text editor [Re: BeerCan] #4762960
05/20/18 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: BeerCan
Another notepad ++ user here


I have it. Works good. Should be all I need. I could have wordpad but I don't like it. It's clumsy, has too many features and it's typical MS programing. Ugg..

Once in a while, I need an editor that is a little more powerful then wordpad, something that lets me manipulate text and graphics.

Anyway, thanks for the help. Good Ole bitog is always there.


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