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Old 04-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #16
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How about "textmaker-free". Can almost replace MS Word .. post #4 here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lent-799567/#4
Isn't Textmaker a word processor?
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:39 PM   #17
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# 16.

Well, I never used notepad++, but heard that some people used it as
a word processor. So that's why the Textmaker reply came up.

And by the way : Textmaker can easily 'Save as Unix .txt',
i.e. a file that any editor can open.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #18
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It might have problems with syntax highlighting and matching brackets

As a word processor, I quite like TextMaker. I bought the licence for the SoftMaker Office Suite last year and have been quite happy with it. The only problem is that it doesn't
run on a pure 64 bit system.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 09:11 PM   #19
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If by matching brackets you mean what I think eg if I have '(' find matching ')', it does match them over any distance. Just put cursor on '(' char and press shift-%. Also works backwards ie if on ')' find preceding '('.

Re 'colon' I think OP means column(!). That may be more of a terminal issue, but it's probably do-able.
Remember that vim is based on vi and designed for a non-gui interface.

Have a look here and ask qns http://www.vim.org/
 
Old 04-13-2011, 03:00 AM   #20
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Yes by colon I mean column it is a rectangulare select, but that's not a problem vim can do it perfectly (even out of screen borders, that's good)

Shift % as I said jumping from one to another bracket is an option, but it's unefficient It's really hard to tell where have I jumped in complicated file, that consists of some 1000 lines and is full of brackets,

also how do I add OEM(IBM)866 codepage?

How do I effieciently(fast key combination) scroll font size to view file structure?

These all little things multiplies and makes experience not so cool.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #21
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One way to column select (in the meaning of yank) would be to:
y+}
If that is not what you want you could try v for visual mode.
A good summary is here.
http://www.unix.com/unix-dummies-que...ps-tricks.html

I am using vim as long i use PCs (3 years), and i can't say i know the very basics of it
(not that i would try very hard...) :
http://www.moolenaar.net/habits.html
http://www.viemu.com/a-why-vi-vim.html
http://jmcpherson.org/editing.html
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...vanced_vi.html
http://www.catonmat.net/blog/vim-plugins-surround-vim/
and so on, my bookmarks go on forever...
shortcuts wallpaper
http://naleid.com/blog/2010/10/04/vi...uts-wallpaper/
just for the fun of it:
http://symbolsystem.com/2010/12/15/t...-brain-on-vim/

I can't tell you if it is better or if it is not better than other editors, cause its the only one i "know".

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 AM   #22
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Hello splintercdo,
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Originally Posted by splintercdo View Post
Yes by colon I mean column it is a rectangulare select, but that's not a problem vim can do it perfectly (even out of screen borders, that's good)

Shift % as I said jumping from one to another bracket is an option, but it's unefficient It's really hard to tell where have I jumped in complicated file, that consists of some 1000 lines and is full of brackets,

also how do I add OEM(IBM)866 codepage?

How do I effieciently(fast key combination) scroll font size to view file structure?

These all little things multiplies and makes experience not so cool.
in my opinion you will never find an editor (it doesn't matter on Linux or Windows) which will satisfy your requirements. In order to find out if an editor is able to solve a problem for you, I think you should take the time to learn it more in depth.

And if you feel that an editor (not only vim) lacks any useful features, you are free to sit down, write some code and contribute your improvements. As you know we are in the world of OpenSource and your contributions are very welcome.

I don't think that one can find his/her way through Linux only with asking other people for the best tool for this or that to do. Learning and reading manuals will help you to find your own solutions and even will open your mind to see where you can contribute to the software if necessary.

Markus
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:38 AM   #23
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j1alu Thanks for links and article about vim, it was fun

markush vim basically can do all the things I want it just does it inefficiently and nobody here could convince me, that it can do these things faster!
And yes as I said I think about making contribution, but not to vim I won't change it's controls (not because it's technically hard )

And may be that's just my philosophy, but I work as a programmer and data analyst so I use text editing very intensively and know few things about computers
I love Open Source movement I just think that there is too much variation, but from other side I like it it gives freedom.

And this problem persists in many Open Source applications, that they are little monsters about whom you have to take care a lot and put large effort to be able to use them.

While my philosophy tells me to use:
1. Best tool (That's why I ask to you people, who are more experienced in their field than I am at moment)
2. Tool that is intuitive (Computers are tools and should make life easier not more complicated, yes to use axe you have to learn to do it )
3. But the most important thing FOR A TOOL is it's efficiency, people should understand this by reading some history book! And also product that I can use most efficiently (yes I love that I can do all work with key combinations in vim)
(again that is reason why I ask to other people)

pfuit, I hope I explained the thing.

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