Questions tagged [text-editors]

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

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Essential packages for web development workflow on Sublime Text 3 [closed]

Any good suggestion from your experience? Handy packages on ST3 improve efficiency dramatically and how to choose them is NOT really a question asking for opinions, but a Problem to be solved! My ...
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A good editor for technical tutorials on Mac?

I write a lot of tutorials and publish them as HTML. Usually, I type them directly in HTML but each time I use <code> tags to show a code example, I have to manually update the content of the ...
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Free text editor with full column mode support

If anyone out there is old enough to remember the ISPF editor on IBM mainframes, then you know what I mean. For the rest of you ... I am looking for a free editor which allows me to edit only ...
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Markdown editor for Windows with live rendering in the editing pane, NOT in a separate preview pane

There are lots of Markdown editors out there but I couldn't find one in which the viewer was built into the editing pane itself. An example of what I don't want is these SE sites, where the question/...
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Editor capable of editing text using alternative representation

I want to create editor for XML files using representation with less boilerplate. I'm looking for tools that will allow me to focus mostly on transformation from A to B and vice versa. Concrete ...
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Advanced text editor for LESS?

I am currently using Crunch as my primary LESS-Editor. It offers syntax highlighting and folding which helps. But I wonder if there are editors that leverage the full functionality of LESS. For ...
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Any text editor where I can collapse (fold) PHP array?

Are there any PHP text editors where I can expand or collapse multi-level arrays? In Notepad++ I can do it with comments or if constructs but not with array variables. Does there exist a program like ...
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How do you edit remote files - SFTP net drive alternatives [closed]

I have all my code files on remote linux machine. I code on windows, and so I need to mount the remote machine source folder on my windows box. I use SFTP net drive to do this https://www.eldos.com/...
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Open source, web-based document editor?

So I have this project where I need to edit documents online, without using Google Drive, and save them back to the DB. The requirements for the editor are: basic editor features, boldface, ...
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Software to draw shapes in plain text file (ASCII/Unicode)

Sometimes I need to draw simple shapes into plain text documentation file. What application can do this? Last time I've used such an app under MS-DOS :) (It was called Flow or something like that.) ...
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Text editor that can search in multiple files for Linux

In Windows I used Notepad++ and its search function to look for a specific text in multiple files from a chosen folder. In Ubuntu I use gEdit, but it has only basic search. Is there any gEdit plugin ...
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Web Based Story Organization Software for Fiction Writing and Worldbuilding

I'm working on a writing project and I want to know if there is a tool that I can use to organize the work. I need the following features: manage story text and link it with character sheets, ...
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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

As part of my studying/learning, I have a lot of PDF documents that I'm reading. There's an "Almost Awesome" thing I've found discovered about PDFs. Using these instructions you can use Adobe ...
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Visual editor with changelog

I am looking for editor (native or web) for creating WYSIWYG documents with text and images with ability to set "checkpoints" and ability to see difference between documents (yes, like in version ...
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De-duplicate and then show unique names/strings

Working on SEO, I have a client site that has hundreds, maybe thousands, of images uploaded. I have crawled the site with Screaming Frog SEO spider and have segmented crawl data to list all images in ...
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Simple rich text or mark up editor library

I am looking for a JS/HTML plugin/library for a rich text/markup editor with a small set of features. Something like you are using to write your answers here. All the things I have seen so far are ...
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Is there any text editor with autocomplete?

I'm programmer myself, so I'm used to using autocomplete in various forms in various IDEs. Right now I'm writing my master thesis and it struck me, that I don't know any editor with word ...
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A Notepad++ equivalent for mac? [closed]

I recently received a Mac (running OS X) and I was wondering if there was a Notepad++ equivalent for it. When I used a Windows computer I always liked using Notepad++ for my programming. Is there ...
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Online IDE for XML-based formats

I want to let our users edit some proprietary scripts, which are essentially XML files, online. We can supply an XSD which can be used to provide validation, intelligent code completion and syntax ...
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Offline WordPress post editor/creator

I have a WordPress site hosted on my personal server. I will be unavailable by Internet for a little while, and I'd like to write up some posts for my blog. Normally, you need to be connected to ...
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Is there any text editor online capable of recording macros?

I am a looking for a good text editor with a simple and powerful macro-recording functionality that should: be open source, and JavaScript/jQuery based. Optionals: Open multiple files would be ...
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Formatted text editor with tabbed windows for OS X

Seeking a text editor which: is OS X compatible has tabbed windows has the ability to format text (bold, italics, different fonts, sizes, etc) does not require an account or internet connection to ...
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Plain text editor that supports vertical text (for Chinese, Japanese, etc)

I would be interested to find a plain text editor that provides a mode for vertical text. Chinese and Japanese can both be written either left-to-right in rows going from top to bottom, or top-to-...
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Code rewriting tool [closed]

I'm looking for a software development tool that will allow me to rewrite small pieces of code. For example, if I have the following code: quux(foo(abc), bar(xyz)) and would like to rewrite it as: ...
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Simple online text editor with a vertical split window

I am looking for a free, usable without registration, online web text editor that... supports a vertical split pane. I want be able to write different text on both vertical panes and thus being able ...
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Basic FTP code editor for iPad?

I use to develop web-apps on my desktop computer, but sometime I would like to make some light edit (changing a CSS value or inverting two HTML tags for instance) on my iPad. So I'm looking for a ...
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Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows

At the office certain server log files grow way too big and trying to go through the logs can be a real pain, when for instance you have a several GB size text file and all the normal text editors ...
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Syntax highlighting text editor for Mac OSX

When I'm writing or reading code (Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, etc.), I prefer something more lightweight than an IDE, that highlights syntax but doesn't do much else. What options are there for ...
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Editor for writing shell scripts, with autocompletion and syntax highlighting

I am looking for a good editor that would provide me with an IDE-like experience in building shell scripts. Ideally, it should support Linux bash and Windows batch file formats, Windows Power Shell is ...
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OS X client for Google Docs/Drive, incorporating the real-time collaboration feature?

I have several documents that are collaboratively edited in Google Drive. I'd prefer to use a more responsive, easier-to-open desktop client to edit these documents. It must: Be able to see all my ...
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Is there a Markdown editor for iOS?

I was quite impressed with Mou for OS X from this answer, and now I'd like to get something like it for my iOS devices. Must: Use the Stack Exchange 'style' of markdown Run natively, no webapps ...
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Self-hosted collaborative real-time editor

I'm looking for a quick text outline tool that I can host on my own server supporting real-time editing for multiple users and change-history.
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What text editors operate like notepad for Windows but with extra features for a novice?

What text editors are as easy as Notepad for Windows 7, but with the extra features below? Advanced Find and Replace functions (replacing line endings would be helpful) See control characters in my ...
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What is a good LaTeX editor for writing thesis?

I'm writing my thesis with latex (for technical text, it's way easier than Word). However, writing LaTeX on editor, and then manually compiling PDF for preview is rather slow and cumbersome. Is there ...
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Markdown editor for OSX that includes a preview, ideally in real time?

I'm looking for a native OSX desktop application (needs to work offline) in which I can edit plain text documents, and preview how they'll look with markdown formatting applied. At a minimum, I need ...
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Cross platform JS/PHP editor software with FTP support and code hinting

For my web development purposes, I am looking for a code editor. In my case, it's mostly for JavaScript and PHP. Here are my requirements: Must have Syntax highlighting, Must have Code hinting (...