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Old 12-31-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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No plain ascii editor?

Does Mandriva have a plain text editor that works in KDE? If so, I can't find one, and Open Office just won't cut it.

The problem is that I do online research for my boss, and I often have to copy/paste snippets of text into my notes. If I use Open Office, and copy text from a web site, it retains the font size etc., and the only way around that is to do a "paste special" and select plain text - EVERY time I paste.

I've used vi in the past, but doing all that stuff in a terminal window is too impractical for this use.

Surely there's an equivalent of "notepad" in Windows, but I sure can't find it. Any suggestions? I'm totally new to Mandriva and KDE, though I've worked a bit with linux at the command line only.
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try kwrite or kword

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plain editors

Try kedit, plain as plain. Like M$ notepad
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There is also kate which is more of a programmers editor.
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Thanks for the info, I'm embarrassed to have not found KWrite on my own, that works fine for what I need. It was very short-thoughted of me to think that a plain text editor would be listed alongside Open Office, etc.


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