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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Rm Sppej Es » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:50 pm

I am having a look at Notepad ++ but am having difficulty setting the "auto-complete" options. Am I getting the wrong end of the stick here, because I am assuming it will run through the various tags to save you time typing them... um, a bit like Dreamweaver.. or is this not a feature?

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:19 am

ahhhhh, that stupid " a post has been made since you started your post....." page got me again. another of my brilliant posts gone into the ether...

oh well,

the short version;
I use and love editpad lite.

it does everything a good text editor needs to do.

1. opens as many and as big files as your system memory can stand
2. search and replace for all open files, case sensitive, etc, etc
3. code highlite
4. etc, etc.

robert

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by thecoalman » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:17 am

I've been using Coffeecup since about 2000 for everything.

It says HTML editor but it has highlighting for most major languages including php. The full version is like $50 which I have a license for, hassle free upgrades for life too.

The free version as far as I can tell is no different than the full version other than some missing graphics and other nonsense an advanced user isn't going to be interested in anyway.

The only thing the free version will do is insert a DIV with a link to their site when you create a new HTML page. I can't find anywhere in the documentation that states you have to leave it.

It also has a WYSIWG panel but I have never used it so have no idea how well it works.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by heyman12 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:32 am

I downloaded notepad++ recently because everyone here (and several other forums) said it was great, and I love it. It is the best text editor I have ever downloaded, including the ones you have pay for the full version.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Kim_Possible » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:14 pm

I use Notepad++ also. Love it.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Techie-Micheal » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:50 pm

Do you want an editor or an IDE? Dreamweaver is an IDE, Notepad++ is an editor.
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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by john010117.2 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:35 pm

Notepad++ all the way.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Rm Sppej Es » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:16 pm

Techie-Micheal wrote:Do you want an editor or an IDE? Dreamweaver is an IDE, Notepad++ is an editor.

Oh just an editor at the moment, but it would be nice to have that "tag-scroll" thing that Dreamweaver has.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by SamG » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:45 am

In that case, allow me to suggest giving HTML-Kit 292 a look. It's not Dreamweaver, but it's not just a text editor, either.
We should talk less, and say more.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Tripp » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:42 am

Like most have said, I like Notepad++

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:28 am

Rm Sppej Es wrote:
Techie-Micheal wrote:Do you want an editor or an IDE? Dreamweaver is an IDE, Notepad++ is an editor.

Oh just an editor at the moment, but it would be nice to have that "tag-scroll" thing that Dreamweaver has.

;)
If you mean the auto-complete/intellisense-like part of Notepad++ it's a setting. Go to Settings->Preferences. You'll notice the very obvious Backup/Auto-completion tab in which you can enable the auto-complete feature.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by ameeck » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:36 pm

I'm in love with PSPad, I have never had such a powerful editor. Pretty much everything is customizable and I didn't find a feature it didn't have :)

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Pezzoni » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:39 pm

Vim generally. If I'm writing code then Eclipse (for Java or C++) or Zend Studio (not free, but for PHP).

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by MasterZ » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:23 am

Text Pad is by far the best windows text editor I had ever used.

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Re: Free Text Editors

Post by Le Froid » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:13 pm

Nobody suggested Geany?

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