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Does a general text editor with these properties exist?

I want to create a document with a preplanned overall structure, but with the ability to click on certain elements in order to insert user defined text. At some point, saving the document in a special way strips out the unused active elements and produces a well-formatted final document. [more inside]
posted by Emmy Noether on Dec 14, 2016 - 3 answers

Paging librarians of Metafilter... running out of sanity

Need to format citations for a paper using Mendeley. Unfortunately, the formatting requirements provided by my institution, although specific, do not list the style name. I have been trying to find the style / create a new style using editor.citationstyles.org but I just cannot seem to figure this out. Can someone point me to the right style? [more inside]
posted by M. on Sep 17, 2016 - 11 answers

Looking for Android text editor with specific (but simple) capability

Hi everyone. I just got an Android phone. There is something really simple I want it to do, but I haven't found the right text editor that will let me do it. Given the hundreds of text editors out there, I figured I'd ask here. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Sep 20, 2013 - 7 answers

a free web service I've come to rely on shuts down, part 47

On Sunday morning I discovered with a shock that Catch.com had shut down. So now I suddenly need a replacement for taking simple notes. A complete list is inside, but in short I want to A) create and edit plain text notes on my Android device, B) create and edit plain text notes on a web service and C) have those two stay synchronized. Some more needs are inside. Help me find a new solution! And before suggesting Evernote, see ... [more inside]
posted by intermod on Sep 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Cloud-based alternatives to NotePad++?

NotePad++, but in the cloud? I have the app I like, but I want it everywhere at once. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Dec 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for a freeform text editor

Looking for a freeform text editor for PC and/or iPad. It can be browserware. Imagine an infinite canvas that you can arrange text on. Click to type. Drag blocks of text here and there. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Sep 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you help me find this blog post?

Some tech blogger - probably one with a Mac focus - wrote a post about leaving TextMate for a different text editor, in the style of someone addressing a person with whom they were ending a romantic relationship. Can you help me find it?
posted by Egg Shen on Jul 27, 2012 - 4 answers

(Syncing) RTF editor for Android

WordPad is a bare-bones RTF editor. What app will approximate WordPad on an Android? Bonus points if the editor also syncs itself between Android and Windows. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Dec 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Is Textmate for me?

Those of you who are devotees of Textmate, I'd like you to convince me to switch. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Dec 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Word won't type my square brackets and more!

Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognize some of my keyboard inputs. Maybe due to the language my keyboard is set. Can't figure how to customize or otherwise tell it that a [set keyboard shortcut] is already equated to a [set character]. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Cross-platform code editor for Mac and PC?

What great code/text editors provide a perfectly consistent experience across both Mac and Windows environments? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 13, 2011 - 29 answers

[?]+[TAB] = Post?

Lots of text editors, like the one I use, have these nifty snippet or text expander features that let you type a couple characters, hit a tab button and have a bunch more text come out. It seems like this could really up my game as a blogger and writer (not a coder), I just don't know how. What neat sorts of things are you using snippets to do that would save me time, impress the opposite sex or otherwise change my life?
posted by Apropos of Something on Jul 28, 2011 - 5 answers

To err is human

I need to find a way to have my browser (either Chrome or Firefox) automatically detect spelling errors within the text fields on my company's website. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Jun 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Online Plain Text Editor for HTML and/or CSS

The default plain text editor on my work computer drives me up the wall, and I'm not allowed to download a replacement. Are there any online plain text editors I can use to draft an occasional HTML or CSS file and preview my results?
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Writing on android

What options for word processors are there for Android tablets? How well do they work? Would a keyboard attachment make one equivalent to working on a netbook?
posted by Artw on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Plaintext for Android?

I'm looking for a plain text editor for my Android phone that a) is free; b) does Dropbox syncing; c) can handle folders like what Plaintext for iOS does. Are there any apps that meet all three requirements?
posted by philosophygeek on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for an iPhone text editor with advanced search and replace.

I'm looking for a text editor or word processor for the iPhone that can do things like search for and remove newlines, or replace tabs with five spaces or vice versa. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Text editing and collaboration on the iPhone

Collaborative text editing (or editable wiki) on the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Apr 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Ascii-art app for OS X?

What is the name of this obscure Mac text editor that draws ASCII art boxes and lines by dragging them out? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Nov 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Does my perfect full screen text editor exist?

Does my perfect full screen text editor exist? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Split pane text editor for a Mac?

Looking for a Mac text editor that can do a horizontal split pane (i.e. two panes showing the same document, side by side) [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Mar 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Prose with a text editor

I'm beginning the long process of physically typing my dissertation, and I want to tap the hive mind for how to make the best use of my text editor. Yes, I said text editor: I know that programmers swear by emacs/vim/whatever for physically manipulating text, and I want to know what tricks they know that will be useful for someone writing actual English, not just code. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Feb 11, 2009 - 21 answers

How to highlight rectangles of text?

In a monospace text editor, how can I highlight a bounded, rectangular area? [more inside]
posted by casaubon on Jan 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Textpad for Mac?

I want a text editor for Mac with auto-indent the way Textpad for PC does it, along with syntax highlighting. [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Oct 27, 2007 - 12 answers

What's the word on ditching Word?

Help me ditch Word, yet still deliver a document that uses Word templates. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me find a particular vi quick reference card/picture.

Help me find a particular vi quick reference card/picture. [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Feb 9, 2007 - 4 answers

What Mac text editor can do HTML-Kit style FTP?

Are there any text editors for Mac that can do FTP the way HTML-Kit (for Windows) does? [more inside]
posted by shaneflyer on Mar 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Adjusting text colors in cygwin.

How can I make the blue text brighter, in vim, in cygwin? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Aug 13, 2005 - 13 answers

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