Free Text Editor?

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Currently I am using Notepad++, but it doesn't support "Whole Word Only" searches. For example, I want to search for the word "EAT" but it will find all words with the letters EAT, e.g eating etc. That is annoying!:thumbd:

    Anyone recommend a good FREE Text Editor that supports Whole Word Searches and which can change color on particular text?
     
  2. MrBrian

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    Notepad++ does support whole word searches - there's a checkbox for it when doing a search.
     
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    I use Notepad2 in place of regular Notepad, but I have Notepad++ installed too (unicode version). Both of them support RegEx searches (Regular Expression) as do most other advanced text editors. RegEx is a semi-standard set of special rules you can use to specify complicated search criteria. It takes a bit of effort to learn, but once you do you'll be able to search (and replace) everything, and you'll be a happier text editor user.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Yes it does and you can use regular expressions, too.
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  7. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Not in my version! I am using v5.7

    And notepad++ cannot change colour of text in a text file.:thumbd:
     
  8. Sadeghi85

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    I'm using v5.7 also...

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    Yes, it can. Settings->Style Configurator->Global Styles->Default Style->Foreground colour

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  9. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    RJ TextEd perhaps?
     

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  10. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Ahhhh Mine was ghosted! that's why I didn't notice it!

    Under Search Mode, I had "Regular Expression" selected for some reason and that ghosts the "Match whole world".

    Ok now I got that sorted out..... is it possible to change color on certain text and save it as that color?
     
  11. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Thank you Mr.PC. I will look at this, because I don't think notepad++ can change colour on text.

    Does it do spell check as well?
     
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  12. iceni60

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    you could try out vim
    http://www.vim.org/
    here are some videos you can watch first before you make up your mind :
    here
    this one might be useful as it mentions gVim and cream
    here's the cream download a vim frontend. i think it's good for vi/m newcomers because it has a nice gui and perhaps uses some noobie friend plugins. vim has 1000s of great plugins to add to its functionality
    http://cream.sourceforge.net/

    ther are lots of useful links on this pages -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vim_(text_editor)
    http://dailyvim.blogspot.com/
    http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/100-vim-commands-every-programmer-should-know
    http://www.delicious.com/search?p=vim tips
    http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/
    http://www.ixibo.com/2009/04/how-to-use-vi-vim-like-a-pro-download-cheat-sheets/
    http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/Tutor/vi.html
    http://shibuvarkala.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-password-protected.html
    http://silverwraith.com/papers/vi-quickref.txt



    however, vi could be a bit overkill for what you want :D

    BTW i know i went OTT with the links but i bookmarked them myself because i hadn't looked for any in a while. :D
     
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  13. Sadeghi85

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    Save the color in the text file? That wouldn't be normal text anymore. You can use a word processor like OpenOffice.org for that purpose.
     
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  14. PJC

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    Yes, it does. To add more Dictionaries, go to the menu Environment >Add-ons...
     

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    Crimson Editor
     
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