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I've had enough of Notepad. I'm tired of being told that my file is too large and use WordPad instead. Can anyone suggest a good ...

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    Squeegy Boy TeeJay's Avatar
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    Can anyone suggest a good Text Editor that's FREE.

    I've had enough of Notepad. I'm tired of being told that my file is too large and use WordPad instead. Can anyone suggest a good Text Editor that is FREE.

    I tried looking for one at Download.com under Freeware but it came back with too many choices.

    So please save me the legwork. If you are using one that works well and that's FREE. You suggestion is trully appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Oh yeah...another thing.....may your team wins the SuperBowl

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    Its not freeware, but Editeur is a good one. It does syntax highlighting, spell checking, auto-indenting, and even macros. Its shareware (reg fee is USD $28) with a splash screen if you don't register, but functionality isn't crippled in any way. I've used it for a couple years and really like it. http://www.studioware.com/

    There is probably something similar out there that's free, but Editeur is waht I know about.
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    I used VIM, which you can find here: http://vim.sourceforge.net/

    It's 'charityware', which means that if you like it you are encouraged to make a donation to a charity specified on the page mentioned above.

    I never explored it in detail, so I'm not sure about spelchecking, but for the rest it sounds similar in functionality to "Jason's" Editeur.
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    Ultraedit is the best text editor I've ever used and just about every programmer I know says the same unless they are diehard linux emacs and vim fans.

    It ISN'T free but it is well WORTH paying the $35 dollar registration. I know those that use it just for HTML however its designed with functionality applicable for hundreds of languages. It also has a good customer support, for example a function I requested appeared in the next release version just 6 weeks later.
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    I've been using EditPad for ages. There's a Lite version that is free for personal use, or you can pay for an upgraded version. The Lite version is better than the old Classic version. You can have more than one document open at a time, and it will do mass search and replace on every open file. I've found it to be everything I need to write HTML/CSS code.

    http://www.jgsoft.com

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    Thanks Everyone!!!!

    Thanks to all the people with their great suggestions.

    At the risk of sounding suckish. But I really mean it.
    This is why this place is a great community to hang out with. I find a lot of unselfish people willing to help their fellow members.

    Cheers!!

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    I'm madly in love with Crimson Editor. It does many files types and highlights syntax depending on the file type you have it saved as, macros, indenting on return, and more. Totally free. Doesn't change code. The spell checking doesn't have the widest vocabulary, but it's not bad. I open Frontpage to spell check, teehee.


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    note tab light rocks my world

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    I second Zach's selection. For an editor that's absolutely free you can't get much better.
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    I usually prefer a simple, free and to the point program. Like notepad, just.. better.

    http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/

    Works for me.

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    HTML-Kit

    HTML-Kit
    http://www.chami.com/html-kit/

    Lovely -- simply lovely-- text editor deluxe with FTP support and PHP/javascript colouring, etc. etc.


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