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Old 05-14-2005, 07:38 PM   #1
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GUI Text editor


I'm looking for a fast loading, lightweight, wordpad.exe GUI equivalent for Linux. I use kate or kedit or kwrite at the moment, but those are much slower than wordpad( I use Debian Sarge w/Sid apt-pinning, KDE 3.2 , and 2.6.8-1 kernel).

Also, I have books that are txt files (they're public domain) that I want to read. Does anyone have the most comfortable solution to reading them? e.g. for pdf's I like to full-screen, fit-wide in acrobat reader. I think my only comfort problem with txt files is the, at the very least, seem more jaggy and, in turn, are less comfortable for me.

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Old 05-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
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I like gedit, but you could always try gvim or something. Acrobat reader is available for Linux too, but I use xpdf...
 
Old 05-14-2005, 08:07 PM   #3
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You should try gedit and/or leafpad.
Code:
apt-get install gedit leafpad
Both ar quite nice.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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gedit is my favorite...kpdf for pdf files...
 
Old 05-15-2005, 12:56 AM   #5
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I use acroread (Acrobat Reader 7.0 for Linux) for reading .pdf books and I like it. You may try installing it. It is free.

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Old 05-15-2005, 01:21 AM   #6
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There is also xpdf but i don't know if it supports full screen, but i bet so.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:35 AM   #7
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Smile

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Originally posted by mrcheeks
There is also xpdf but i don't know if it supports full screen, but i bet so.
Easy, test it yourself whether it supports full screen or not.

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Old 05-15-2005, 01:58 AM   #8
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If I remember correctly, wordpad also allows you to format your text in bold, italics etc.. It you want a perfect word-processor, you can also try abiword
 
Old 05-15-2005, 02:43 AM   #9
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Code:
apt-get install cream
Best text editor evar.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 06:16 AM   #10
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Easy, test it yourself whether it supports full screen or not.

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why would i install software that i don't/won't use :-) ...
 
Old 05-15-2005, 06:45 AM   #11
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Cool man. It is just a friendly suggestion to check out the software yourself. You yourself will know the answer whether it supports the full screen or not.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:35 AM   #12
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Thanks all for the reply. For a notepad.exe type program leafpad works great without installing any gnome dependencies gedit or cream would require. I already have been using Acrobat Reader 7 and it's nice.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 07:01 AM   #13
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Text Editor

Try nedit. I was looking for something similiar to ultraedit and nedit has worked well for me.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 09:04 AM   #14
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Vote #2 for nedit ... Gedit sux for really large files ... Wordpad is really more of a lightweight word processor than a text editor, and Linux has plenty of those.

Vim is also very nice, but with a bigger learning curve, and there are GUI interfaces available for it.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #15
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"I'm looking for a fast loading, lightweight, wordpad.exe GUI equivalent for Linux. I use kate or kedit or kwrite at the moment, but those are much slower than wordpad."

I recommend mp (minimum profit).

http://www.triptico.com/software/mp.html

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