Questions tagged [text-editor]

Software to edit text. Also consider the `html-editor` tag, if appropriate.

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Fast text editor / word processor for Windows that supports basic tables

I have been using Jarte Plus as my go-to text editor / word processor to create and edit simple documents. I like that it's a portable application, very fast to load, and has a small memory footprint....
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App that can help me manage my copy-paste

I talk to a lot of clients every day and answering FAQS could be a really hard time for me in the long term. What I do is copying from the txt file, alt-tab, paste. I want an app that can help me ...
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Windows RTF Editor That Doesn't Mangle OS X/macOS TextEdit RTF List Formatting?

When I open rich-text files created in OS X's/macOS's TextEdit on Windows in WordPad or Microsoft Word, neither bulleted/unordered lists' nor numbered/lettered/ordered lists' formatting transfer over ...
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Best open source or free text editor for Windows, not for developer usage, just solid text editing?

I'm looking for a solid text editor for Windows 10. Preferably one that is open source, can handle large files (like a few hundred MB), and does not use Java or Cygwin. It's for a co-worker who's not ...
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Is there a text editor that can open big XML files?

So I wanted to get identicons of Stack Overflow users and decided to try and get the Users.xml file, and opened it in the following: MS Word 2010 - I currently own this version, and the XML file ...
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Simple open-source text editor for Windows

I have searched online regarding open-source text editors (for Windows) and most of the sites recommend Atom, Visual Studio Code, etc., which are primarily focused on programming. I don't want such ...
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Lightweight python editor for Mac

I am looking for a lightweight, fast and simple python file editor. I do not need fancy extensions or debugging capabilities, maybe a very simple syntax checker, and that a tab inserts 4 spaces. That'...
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Text editor where math notation is effortless

I recently tried Wolfram Mathematica, and I was amazed at the amount of detail I can accomplish in math notation, the thing is that Mathematica is paid, and the only thing that can read the .nb files ...
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Javascript project/multi-file editor for Linux

I'm looking for a GUI editor for a collection of Javascript files, in a folder structure. Required features: Libre Gratis Shows a tree-like view of elements in a script file - top-level entities, ...
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open source copycat version of textpad

I'm a long term Textpad user, which is only available for Windows (wanting to run on Linux). I'm wondering if anyone has ever found an open-source copycat version of it. I know there are plenty of ...
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Text editors which treat emulated tabs exactly the same as true tabs?

Do you know of any text editor that, when configured to use emulated tabs (issuing spaces when you hit the tab key) will change the cursor key behaviour so that it behaves the same as with true tabs, ...
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Installing NimEDIT on MacOS Catalina

I would like to install NimEDIT on my Mac but I can't figure out how. Any help appreciated.
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Open source markdown editor with file tree panel

I'm searching for an editor to work with my notes organized as a hierarchical file tree in a markdown format. It should display both file tree and text editor panels like that: +=======================...
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Alternative to Google Docs with similar feature set

I'm looking to offer people an alternative to using Google Docs (and to use it myself). I'm not constraining myself to a specific use case, like this question - I'm interested in a general alternative ...
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Etherpad-like real-time collaborative text editor with support for links (like a wiki)

I'm looking for a real-time in-browser collaborative text editor (like Etherpad), either WYSIWYG or Markdown, that would have the possibility to easily add links that would be clickable and point to ...
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Is there any simple graphical text editor with syntax highlighting?

I was wondering if there was a lightweight text editor that also had syntax highlighting. Depending on one's definition of lightweight some that could qualify could be gedit, Kate or even Geany for ...
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Text editor capable of wrapping text at syllable boundaries

I am looking for a text editor that can break lines at syllable boundaries and not only at word boundaries, the latter being the default for products like Microsoft Word or Notepad++. My purpose is ...
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Online collaborative text editing with auto scroll down option

I'm looking for something like Google Docs, but with an additional option: if someone typed a new word in the document, the app should scroll down there automatically. Most we apps I've found ...
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Subtitle editor with words autocompletion

I need an application to create subtitles that can remember words you typed in and help to type them when you type them again. It may be paid software, any OS would be fine, except Apple's. It may be ...
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is there a collaborative text editor like gobby (live. and not in a web browser), but that doesn't crash easily?

is there a collaborative text editor like gobby (live. and not in a web browser), but that doesn't crash easily? so let's say a file is stored on one computer, then you open it in the text editor on ...
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Linux console text editor with windows/mac style shift-arrow text selection, cut, quit and save

I have a terminal novice user-base who need to do some extremely light text editing from a console (authoring git commits, etc). I'd like to set EDITOR to something that keyboard binding-wise feels as ...
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Linux text editor with support of illustrations, folding, and different fonts?

I need an app suitable to making notes while working on my programming research projects. I want it to have folding (aka collapse and expand) capabilities, because my notes are large (I keep track of ...
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Make-Your-Own-Markup Editor

Many viewers; no votes. Please let me know what I can improve to make this upvote-worthy! I'm looking for a collaborative editor which would allow tweaks to be made to the markup language used. ...
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Can someone recommend a React component or NPM library that allows one to set up a WYSIWYG editor?

We're working on a large project where we want to be able to have our clients publish articles. We were originally considering Ghost (ghost.org) for this part of the project, but it's a bit limited ...
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Terminal-based text editor for Linux with few dependencies

I'm using an old(ish) SLES Linux machine on which there are some issues with vi which I won't go into. I want to use another text editor - but none is installed as part of the distribution, and I'm ...
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CLI text editor for Linux that supports scrolling bar and stdin reading?

Is there a CLI text editor for Linux that supports a scroll bar useable with the mouse and that can read from stdin ? If not is there at least a simple GUI text editor that support stdin reading ? I ...
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Windows Editor that is suitable for both code and doc

Need to write some note about some program, such note contains source code copied from the source code of that program which need to prevent line wrap. The note also contains comments (not comments in ...
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Autocomplete text in any Windows application?

I know that many text editors have autocomplete features or third-party plugins, but is there a Windows autocomplete software that works in any application? (Could be Chrome, Firefox, MS Word, notepad,...
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Code editor with support for syntax definitions

Is there a code editor for Android that supports user syntax? Sublime Text for PCs supports sublime-syntax files, containing contexts, regular expressions and constants. One editor that supports ...
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Is there any markdown editor for linux supporting kotlin codeblocks highlighting?

I'm trying to create a kotlin tutorial in markdown, but I have not found of any editor supporting ```kotlin codeblocks. Is there any editor currently supporting (by default or with a plugin) syntax ...
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Android text / code editor that can access SD card?

I have been looking for a text editor that can save directly to an SD card in phone/tablet. I would prefer an open source app but would be willing to pay for the right product. I have tried many ...
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Word processor that will create text files with embedded images, but store the images outside of the text

I've been using Microsoft Word for note-taking, and git for version control. The problem is that git can't diff the Microsoft Word files, so I'd like to switch to using a plaintext format. However, I ...
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Is there a editor for MIPS Assembly .s files?

At the moment I use different text editors, but none of them highlight any code or help in any other way to simplify the code writing. Are there any good text editors out there for MIPS?
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Any text editor recommendations for java? [closed]

I am new to coding and am currently learning java. I wanted to know which text editor would be best for me to start with.
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A text editor that I can fork - or guidance toward an emacs macro

I am writing a Flex lexer and Bison parser for a plaintext file format using a sort of vertical parallelism: two characters that are in the same column are inherently associated with one another. I ...
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Visual scripting alternatives but for text ( text node editor )?

I want to create tech document for my friend, and want to provide some logic structure. Is there any Visual Scripting alternatives but for text editing? Something like visual pseudo-scritping. Where I ...
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Editor with code blocks that can be bold or highlighted

Currently I'm using Dropbox Paper, but it's getting to be quite slow for longer or more complex documents, with a lag of several seconds between when I enter a keystroke and when it appears on the ...
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Tool to script simple find & replace for a fixed set of text strings

On a Mac: Every month I collect lists of around 300-500 company names in Japanese that I need to translate into English. I tried scripting this with Applescript in Textwrangler, but this is hard to ...
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A text editor that would let you execute a Python code snippet against the text

Virtually all the text editors let you do search-and-replace, some even support regular expressions, some let you extend their functionality with macros that are quite a job to write and to learn to (...
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JSon editor with schema and references

I'm looking for a Json editor that could assist someone not familiar with json (or any type of code/scripts/data formats) to generate json files following a strict structure. I looked around and found ...
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What's the best code editor for Mac with right-to-left support?

I'm trying to work with JSON files that have bidirectional text. I recently have been using the BBEdit free trial, and while it's a great app, it's nearly impossible to edit text that isn't left-to-...
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Simple programmable text editor with multiple terminals (linux)

I'm searching for a linux gui text editor with the possibility to have multiple terminal sessions inside of the text editor. Copy paste should be possible with Ctrl c Ctrl v both in the files and in ...
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Web Text Editor Like Word which work with pages, template header and footer

I'm searching for a web text editor like Word where we can write content but I have only 1 obligation, I want to be able to edit the header and footer of EACH PAGE. I tried CKEditor but I didn't find ...
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Can anyone recommend me a software that I could use for writing a character's draft and planning a script?

users! I need a program that I can use for making such drafts like this, for example: I’m trying to come up with a detailed story for a book, but it’sn’t just going to keep so many characters in my ...
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Cross platform rich text editor for react

I am trying to integrate a text editor for my web application. I tried both slatejs and draftjs, but both seem to be buggy on android browser, due to the way android keyboards handle contentState. ...
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utility dialog to edit JavaDoc tags and multiline-comments

I'm looking for a utility (either stand-alone tool or IDE plugin) that uses a dialog to do something like the mockup I created ... Essentially what I want most is a tool that will allow me to fill-in-...
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How to scroll the same equal distance every time?

How can I scroll the same specified distance every time with the mouse? I need to be able to do this within programs such as terminal emulator, notepadqq, or anything involving text. The reason I ...
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Which Python GUI framework should I use for this?

*I'm not sure if my idea is structured well for implementation as an app, I'm walking blind here. The framework shall handle: editor-like instant color coding of entered text increasingly ...
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Config file editor for end users

When developing software without any user interface, a lot of settings are hidden in configuration files. (e.g. machine parameters, ip addresses, login names, file paths, etc.) Occassionally these ...
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Critical editing software

I’m looking for a program, compatible with Windows 10, that has an option to input two (+) different series of footnotes, e.g. one would contain comparative texts and another would contain notes. ...

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