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


Registered: 01/21/05
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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.

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


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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]
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Another vote for Notepad++ !

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#4758871 - 05/16/18 02:30 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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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.
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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#4758892 - 05/16/18 03:02 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
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+3 for notepad++
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#4758922 - 05/16/18 03:44 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
BeerCan Offline


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Another notepad ++ user here
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#4759009 - 05/16/18 05:34 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
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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
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#4759190 - 05/16/18 08:10 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: Oldmoparguy1]
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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!


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]
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+5 or 10 for Notepad++ I've tried a bunch and keep coming back to it.

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


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3443
Loc: New England
I concur on notepad++ for editing text.

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#4762960 - Yesterday at 12:39 PM Re: simple text editor [Re: BeerCan]
Oldmoparguy1 Offline


Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5606
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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