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Anyone Recommend a Good, Free Text Editor?

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by CGooders, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. CGooders

    CGooders Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone knows of a good text editor that can be used for free. I have tried to get a good one but my attempts have been pretty poor, and still not found a good one.

    I thought I would ask some people with a lot more exp than me as I know some people probably got a lot tricks up their sleeves :wink:

    Any replys, I would be very grateful

    Cheers
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Depends on what OS, and what you want the editor to do.

    Under Windows I see nothing wrong with Notepad. If there are problems with editing *nix files under Windows then Wordpad does this correctly. If you want a slightly better behaved editor with syntax highlighting then Crimson Editor is good.

    For *nix systems you will only prise vi away from me when I'm dead!

    Harry.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    I would have said Notepad, but Harry beat me to it. :)

    As far as "free" goes, I get Office in my Action Pack subscription, so for more complex tasks, I use that. Considering I buy the Action Pack anyway, Office is "free" to me, more or less.
     
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  4. MacAllan

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    And why not recommend the Windows version of Vim? - wouldn't be without it.... :dry
     
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  5. CGooders

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    Thanks for the advice, im off to have a look at this Crimson Editor program.

    Thanks again.
     
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  6. nellyp123

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    i use CSE html validator v8, not sure this is free to download though as i got it free with a mag. And there's ACE HTML, which is free. This ones a beauty, has everything you need. But most of the time i use notepad as it's easy on the eye and you know where you are.:biggrin
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    I use bluefish but it's not available for Windows.
     
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  8. C4sper

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    how about open office?
     
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  9. philngems

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    Notepad ++ is a good 1.. really good on the eye and is so much better than notepad.
     
  10. Lee

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    I'm guessing that you use Windows and are looking for something other than Notepad. I would go for Crimson if Notepad's not for you.
     
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  11. CGooders

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    Thanks for all the replys.

    Sorry I did forget to mention my OS which is Windows SP2, so Crimson and NotePad ++ sounds like the one's to have a good look at.

    I got nothing against NotePad but just wanted to know some better equipted texteditors.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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  12. stuPeas

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    Never heard of Notepad++, but Notepad2 is excellent.
     
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  13. philngems

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    actually it is notepad++.... :biggrin
     
  14. stuPeas

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  16. Tinus1959

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    I use primalscript, but that's not free.
    There is a trail edition on their page.
    www.primalscript.com
     
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  17. stuPeas

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    Just a bit of advice. If you put a smiley directly after a link, it breaks, because it presumes the characters that make up the smiley are part of the link. :(
     
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  18. JuryDuty

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    Yes, EVERYONE should have Notepad++ installed!
     
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  19. jackson

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    Try this "Programmer's Notepad".
    http://pnotepad.org/

    Light-weight and specially design to cope Programmer need.
     
  20. CIW XHTML CSS

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    Hey, for me its got to be Notepad it does everythink i need it to do :)
     
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