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Old 09-07-2016, 08:28 PM   #16
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Vim! I think gvim has tabs, open as many files you want. I use plain vi/vim myself.
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vim can handle multiple documents at once too.
use :bn and :bp to move back and forth along them

I haven't tested it with a lot of documents however. There is likely some convenient method of navigating them
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Originally Posted by crabbyfogey View Post
What I need is something between wp and te--leaning more towards the te. This is probably a 'cake and eat it too' issue. I've tried all the wp I could find and I don't think they are going to work, way too fancy.
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I haven't used them but would either WPS Office or Calligra Words do the trick?

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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Kate offers a split view.
geany can do that too.
just saying, in case kde dependencies are too much.
Originally Posted by crabbyfogey View Post
In a perfect world, the only thing I need is the ability to use one window for multiple files, rather like a browser. Real estate shortage on a laptop. And the usual cut, paste, print etc, but no graphics. A text editor would probably work, if I could get around the open window problem.
ok, so supposing we have the text editor vs word processor thing out of the way, this does not sound like a software issue to me.
are you aware that
a) text editors usually use tabs to open multiple documents (geany definitely does)?
b) you have VIRTUAL DESKTOPS on linux? try Ctrl+Alt+ArrowKey, e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Right
c) you can switch between open windows with Alt+Tab?
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I've used LM less than 3 mo, I haven't even begun to explore all the ins-n-outs. Once I get all the minor issues solved, I'm even going to use the terminal! Anyway, I've decided to use Kate for awhile, see how that goes. You guys have been great with all your different suggestions. THX so much. I'm positive I'll need your help in the future,so........I'll be back.


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