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]
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]
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]
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]
NotePad++, but in the cloud? I have the app I like, but I want it everywhere at once. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Those of you who are devotees of Textmate, I'd like you to convince me to switch. [more inside]
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]
What great code/text editors provide a perfectly consistent experience across both Mac and Windows environments? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
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?
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?
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]
Collaborative text editing (or editable wiki) on the iPhone? [more inside]
What is the name of this obscure Mac text editor that draws ASCII art boxes and lines by dragging them out? [more inside]
Does my perfect full screen text editor exist? [more inside]
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]
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]
In a monospace text editor, how can I highlight a bounded, rectangular area? [more inside]
I want a text editor for Mac with auto-indent the way Textpad for PC does it, along with syntax highlighting. [more inside]
Help me ditch Word, yet still deliver a document that uses Word templates. [more inside]
Help me find a particular vi quick reference card/picture. [more inside]
Are there any text editors for Mac that can do FTP the way HTML-Kit (for Windows) does? [more inside]
How can I make the blue text brighter, in vim, in cygwin? [more inside]