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The problem with editing large files is that if you delete or insert anything, then the file will have to move data around; for example, when you insert a line of text, the editor has to move the lines after it to make room for the new line. However, if you know what you are doing, you can use a hex editor; it doesn't move anything, but it lets you overwrite ...


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You can use Notepad3 for that purpose. It's a very lightweigth Notepad clone that, while focused on being developer-oriented, it also has a simple and minimalist interface. Most developer features can also be disabled so you can end up with a simple plain text editor and not much more. About your feature requests: Preferably one that is open source Yes, ...


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Manubot may offer a good solution, as it is specifically designed for scientific collaborations: Write your manuscript in markdown, track it with git, automatically convert it to .html, .pdf, or .docx, and deploy it to your destination of choice.


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In your place I would use espanso, which is a text expander, so that depending on the answer you want to give, you would press one invocation or another.


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CudaText editor, FOSS and cross-platform. It has Python API so making the small plugin for your request is not hard. You ask to paste some text via a hotkey - OK, CudaText plugin can give command, 3 commands for 3 items. So calling "Plugins / YourCommand / Copy 1st" will copy to clipboard the text (FAQ answer #1). And you then paste it into another ...


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CopyQ is an open-source, gratis, cross-platform tool that can do exactly what you want (along with many other things!). You can store pre-defined clips in lists, and even create tabs of lists. You can then assign shortcut keys to paste (insert) items from those lists. CopyQ can have a bit of a learning curve, but its power is extensive due to its support ...


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