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Author Topic: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?  (Read 4065 times)

tim254

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Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« on: October 21, 2006, 06:04:42 PM »
Are there any other text editors besides Notepad++ that support Multi-Document AND Multi-View?

Example Image:
http://notepad-plus..../scrsh_multiView.gif

Notepad++ Site:
http://notepad-plus....orge.net/uk/site.htm

Can UltraEdit do it?

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 07:21:20 PM »
Sort of... just confirmed with my install of uedit 12 that this is possible:

uedit-small.pngMulti-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?

And a number of tabs opened (as Oshyan points out, this is done via tiling the displays):

uedit-small.pngMulti-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
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« Last Edit: October 21, 2006, 07:31:11 PM by Darwin »

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 07:24:43 PM »
That first screenshot has 2 sets of tabs - 1 for each document window. The UE screenshot just looks like standard window tiling, which is pretty common. Tim can you explain more precisely what you mean by "multi-view"?

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006, 07:39:53 PM »
Thanks for the screenshots, but that's not it.    I've never seen this before, but NotePad++ allows you to have multiple files open in ONE window with TWO views.  Each view can have multiple files open WITH multiple tabs.  You can even drag and drop the tabs from one view to another.

notepad++-views.jpgMulti-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006, 09:28:21 PM »
...and it's a pretty damn useful feature. Especially having two views of the same file can be a life-saver when programming. Visual Studio supports this, too.
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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2006, 09:40:14 AM »
With vim you can make similar stuff. It's harder to learn how to use, though.

Vim and emacs allow you to divide the screen into multiple parts and have whatever files you like in those parts, including the same file in 2 different parts.It also supports tabs, and each tab can have it's own view. Not exactly what you're looking for, but very useful too ;)

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006, 10:02:13 AM »
Hi tim254 - I agree, the screenshot you linked to of Notepad++ looks amazing. I wish uedit had this feature, though I can drag and drop text from one file into another with their tiling method, I am unable to display the same document, or set of documents, side by side. Very nice, I'm tempted to give it a go!
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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2006, 06:28:21 PM »
I have a somewhat related question, I see the feature for folding code in these programs, but I've always wondered if it was possible to "fold cells" in MS Excel.  Say I was doing a excel sheet of all the cd's i own, I want to enter the album & the track infos in their own rows, but i want to hide the tracks on each album in a collapsable/folding row(s) to save viewing space.  Anyone know if this is possible?  Thanks.

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2006, 08:51:01 PM »
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wondered if it was possible to "fold cells" in MS Excel
It certainly is possible.
In your Excel help, look up
Display or hide rows or columns
I use Excel 2003 and cannot recall if this works in earlier versions of Excel, but try querying your Excel help...
Good luck, let us know how you get on!

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Re: Multi-Document AND Multi-View Text Editor?
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006, 03:34:01 PM »
Hmm, perhaps not exactly the same or as flexible, but the free PSPad (my favorite editor) has Window(menu)->Split Vertically/Horizontally that will show two views of the same document in either horizontal or vertical format, independantly scrollable. It shows them on a single tab and can do this also in combination with window tiling, which is what I would use to just show two *different* documents side-by-side. You can drag tabs around to change position. Not precisely the same but I'm not sure what advantages the method Notepad++ has in practice and PSPad is also a very nice, robust editor in other respects too. Notepad++ looks quite nice as well, so I wonder why you are looking for alternatives...

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