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#4758762 - 05/16/18 12:29 PM simple text editor
Oldmoparguy1 Offline

Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5620
Loc: Charlotte, NC
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.

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If Noah had used Zip, he could have used a smaller boat.

#4758766 - 05/16/18 12:32 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
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Registered: 05/31/06
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#4758777 - 05/16/18 12:42 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
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What is "block edit"?

Edit: nevermind. I got it.

+1 for Notepad++

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#4758839 - 05/16/18 01:42 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Quattro Pete]
NYSteve Offline

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 457
Loc: Killadelphia
Another vote for Notepad++ !

#4758871 - 05/16/18 02:30 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
IndyIan Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9112
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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.

Maybe don't store personal info on it, but I've never heard of it being hacked either?
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#4758892 - 05/16/18 03:02 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
maverickfhs Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
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Loc: VA
+3 for notepad++
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#4758922 - 05/16/18 03:44 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
BeerCan Offline

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 608
Loc: FL
Another notepad ++ user here
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#4759009 - 05/16/18 05:34 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
Garak Offline

Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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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#4759190 - 05/16/18 08:10 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
shiny Offline

Registered: 05/29/15
Posts: 263
Loc: Phoenix-ish, Arizona
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.


Edited by shiny (05/16/18 08:11 PM)
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#4759207 - 05/16/18 08:33 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
itguy08 Offline

Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 3259
Loc: Somewhere
+5 or 10 for Notepad++ I've tried a bunch and keep coming back to it.

#4759227 - 05/16/18 08:59 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
madRiver Offline

Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3607
Loc: New England
I concur on notepad++ for editing text.

#4762960 - 05/20/18 12:39 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: BeerCan]
Oldmoparguy1 Offline

Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5620
Loc: Charlotte, NC
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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