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PostSubject: A good text editor   Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:49 pm

I have been working my DECORATE files all the time with window's wordpad. Simple, easy to use, nothing fancy, and well, it does the job pretty good.

Now, my concern and only complaint about it, is the lack of line count. That's why Im looking for a replacement. I think I've heard of a couple, but none of them comes to my head right now.

Any recommendation? Is no good having to open with slumped just to find the exact line where the problem is located, and then edit as usual in wordpad :S
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:04 am

I use notepad, and to find a specific line, I use Ctrl+G.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:12 pm

I use UltraEdit 32 but that not really freeware I think

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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:52 pm

Ichor wrote:
I use notepad, and to find a specific line, I use Ctrl+G.

Ah! what one learns!
This might become an option. But I'll still look for other possibilities.

@Reilsss: hmm... you know, this life requires me to use just freeware so... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 1:05 pm

Well, after some time. I did find one that seems to be working perfectly for me. It's called ConTEXT. Pretty good, and has the features I need:

-Visible line count
-The non crappy "I will undo whatever I want and loop on that" MS notepad undo style
-Double click selection of a word or section, rather than selecting everything until a space is reached, again, notepad style.

Extras:
-Tabs for files: avoiding cluttering my taskbar
-Click anywhere in the text field to start typing there, instead of manually "spacing" or "tabbing" to get there
-Portable binary, so, no installations! Very Happy
-Lots of other features I havent dared to try

The Best:
-Freeware!


If anyone is interested

http://www.contexteditor.org/
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 5:05 pm

You can make your own descriptions in Notepad++, if you truly want.

I prefer Slumped/SLADE editors simply because of the coloring highlights, and the line count on the left hand side. Easy way to bookmark where I was last time and go from there.

If I need to find something, Ctrl+A, click on my stickied notepad shortcut, ctrl+v, ctrl+f, enter phrase to find, enter, change something, then repeat and paste back into slumped.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 7:19 pm

WTF. Seriously. I cant stand one bit slumped editor. All the process you mentioned is in no way simple.

Also, I preffer this way because I open pk3 with winrar, and from there an external program like the one i linked to, can open the text files with all the advantages of a real text editor.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 7:30 pm

I'm not kidding you, I barely have any troubles with slumped over anything else. The code highlighting is what I consider important and it does a damn good job.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 7:34 pm

Maybe because Im much more familiar with decorate as a whole, that nothing of the "features" that the slumped text editor offers is appealing. Is not worth the trouble.

What if I want to replace a word? Ah, well, then to copy from slumped into a real text editor and then do it, after that, paste back? That's ridiculous.

Have you ever tried using something else besides that? I think not.

I always wondered why you seem to like to make your life complex. Using slumped to open everything...

The beauty of pk3 is that winrar opens them in less than a second and from there, double click on "Whatever.aed" and will open instantly with another program. More programs, but automated and less time consuming.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 7:51 pm

Not everything, mate. Just with Zdoom pk3s. Razz

And I'm just a creature of habit, much like you and everyone else. A good example: Ichor and myself dislike that zombie font over metal macabre. It all boils down to personal taste, and to me, the more complex, the better I can pool my energy into overcoming the more common obstacle(s) and the occasional rare one.

Plus, I can preview sound lumps and sprite lumps of any kind with slumped by just clicking on them.
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PostSubject: Re: A good text editor   Mon May 24, 2010 8:19 pm

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A good example: Ichor and myself dislike that zombie font over metal macabre.
That's a seriously bad example. Let me tell you why. You are speaking in this example of visuals. However, visuals are completely different than actual functionality and practicity, which was my point with this thread.

Is like saying "I like pop music more" when we are talking about how to fix a car's engine.

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Plus, I can preview sound lumps and sprite lumps of any kind with slumped by just clicking on them.

...by having to browse the folder and "previews" that actually take away the text you are working on... that, and the fact that in order to see again your text, you have to browse back into the file, which, again, will take away the preview of the image.

With my method, if I ever need to take a look into a graphic/sound I do use slumped, then to continue my editing, I simply alt+tab to my text editor.

I have the feeling that you havent ever tried to use winrar to manage files. Something tells me you'll say you have, but that wont convice me, so we're on a dead end.

I was just saying: I found a nice text editor that works for me. If anyone is interested in trying it, there's the link
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