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Text editor for 32-bit windows similar to SuperPad?

Posted on 2002-06-12
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Hi, I don't know if I have the right topic here, but here goes. Does anyone know of a simple little text editor for Win 95/98/2000/XP that will read and display files of any size? Kinda like SuperPad does, but not a Win 3.x thing?

A free downloadable one would be preferable! ;-)

Thanks
   Shawn
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by:slink9
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Take your pick of text editors and other utils - http://www.simtel.net/pub/win95/txtutl/
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there's 300,000 of them there. Don't have time to try each one. Need one that will open files of unlimited size.
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I have used GEDIT myself - http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/59237.html
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NoteTab is supposed to be good - http://www.simtel.net/pub/pd/54805.html
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Do a search for 'Metapad' This application WILL be the answer to your dreams.
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Aztec appears to have taken this answer and run away with it.  Don't bother.
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Thanks you very much MarkE, I will try it!

And I didn't "take anything and run away" slink9. Shame on you.

This was just put on the back burner for awhile until I returned to it.

Shawn
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Long back-burner time.  Keep us posted and we won't think badly of you.  The three I posted still didn't work for you?
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Slink9 - they wouldn't handle files of unlimited size.

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by:bruintje
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Hello aztec

this question is open for more then 2 months
time to clean up
if not stated otherwise

my recom will be
-PAQ
-points to mark_E
-this will be finalized by an EE Moderator
-with no further update (26.10.2002)

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS ANSWER

HAGD:O)Bruintje
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mark_E
   Metapad wouldn't handle files of very large size   :-(

Shawn
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Please ignore my previous comment about Metapad being the answer to ALL your dreams then . . .   :-)

 . . . but seriously . . .

What version of Metapad did you get?
I think, from memory, file size limitations were removed from about version 2. The latest version is 3.5. Get the latest version at 'http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad'

Just some of the many alternative applications that open any file type of any size:

Win32pad (http://www.gena01.com/win32pad)
, EdXor (http://freezip.cjb.net/freeware), Notemaid (You'll have to search for this - no longer being developed), Editor2 (http://netez.com/2xExplorer)

 . . . also if your into creating HTML help files  and happen to have HTMLHelp on your P.C. (free download from Micro$oft) then it's editor can open any type of file of any size -  and very quickly too - but the app is not all that small.

The above apps ALL work on Win95, Win98, NT4, Windows2000 (and I assume other versions) hence I am surprised that Metapad didn't work for you. Some of these may depend on the amount of ram installed on your P.C. and some may be slow in opening REALLY big files and some may crash or lock up your P.C. when attempting to open REALLY big files.

Just how big is the file you are trying to open?
What sort of file is it and how are you trying to open it?


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aztec you can post again, could you please come back to this question and try to resolve it

thanks
:O)Bruintje
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Question has been closed as per recommendation

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