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Last post Author Topic: Plain text editor for writers  (Read 30883 times)

Curt

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2008, 02:17:50 PM »
...  Go to www.evermoresw.com for a butt-kicker suite.  Admitted, not gratis (about half  MSOffice Home)  but "Word/Ecxel/Access" all in one binder under one file format.  "Copy-paste" - literally! - tables into word processor and the links are kept. Internet collaboration, yes.  And file conversion to/from MSOffice. Fair dinkum.  It also works exactly like MS Office - so no learning curve. ...

Are you actually using this $99 EIOffice 2007 ?

It doesn't seem as if they are going to make it, I think. No updates for a long time, and not a word about Vista. Several links on the site are empty. I am not too sure who it is  being  butt-kicked...
« Last Edit: May 13, 2008, 02:19:21 PM by Curt »

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2008, 08:00:47 AM »
One of the nice things about Q10 and WriteMonkey (the subjects of the first post in this topic) is that they both allow you to set a bottom margin for text. I use this to set the "bottom of the page" halfway up the screen. I hate text falling off the bottom of the screen.

If none of that made sense, this full-screen grab from WriteMonkey might help:

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The four dots around the text (if you can see them) mark the margins.

But this is just a poor man's version of what is called "typewriter scrolling" -- where you can set a fixed cursor position (say in the middle of the screen). The extra benefit of this compared to WriteMonkey is that you see any text below the cursor as well. The Mac-only editor Writeroom has typewriter scrolling. Does anyone know of any Windows text editors that have this feature?

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2008, 05:47:31 PM »
Just stumbled across this blogged mini-roundup of:
The 5 best damned text editors for Windows
http://roachfiend.co...editors-for-windows/
comes with a bad language warning...and a cockroach[edit] it was the cockroach that got me..the other could prob be guessed from the title

- did anyone write down what editors were named? The site is 'dead'-ly, now.

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2008, 05:54:43 PM »
Just stumbled across this blogged mini-roundup of:
The 5 best damned text editors for Windows
http://roachfiend.co...editors-for-windows/
comes with a bad language warning...and a cockroach[edit] it was the cockroach that got me..the other could prob be guessed from the title

- did anyone write down what editors were named? The site is 'dead'-ly, now.

http://web.archive.o...editors-for-windows/
« Last Edit: November 03, 2008, 05:59:43 PM by PhilB66 »

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #54 on: November 03, 2008, 06:36:50 PM »
Very fine service, Phil :-) and a exemplary way to mark your post number 800  :up:


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1) Intype, http://intype.info/home/index.php , 2) E-text Editor, http://www.e-texteditor.com/ 3) Notepad++, http://notepad-plus....orge.net/uk/site.htm 4) TextPad, http://textpad.com/ 5) Crimson Editor, http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

Hmm.. for coders only.

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Re: Plain text editor for writers
« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2008, 06:47:56 PM »
Ha, #1 and #2 are both Windows clones of Textmate; this makes sense as TM is such a fantastic editor. After years of frustration with editors like Ultraedit, and noodling with scintilla, using TM was a revelation. Great to see that becoming available on windows :-*

johnk: yes, typewriter scrolling is much better than that half-window hack. I use it in fullscreen in Scrivener and it is excellent; it gives clear context for your current writing point. I'd like to see that in Q10 or another windows text editor too.
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