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is there a text editor that can open large text files

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'large text file viewer' only allows copy paste of entire document
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This has good reviews.  It's worth a shot.

http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Downloads/free-hex-editor

Good Luck HTH.
I use the following to open, edit read search copy paste 1-2gig text files

notepad++ (free)
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

ultraedit (30 free trial)
http://www.ultraedit.com/
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rgb192--Perhaps I misunderstand.  Almost any text editor, including Notepad, will allow you to highlight the text you want to copy.  Then use Control+C or file|Copy.  
You can highlight large sections of the text by clicking the first word you want to copy and then, holding down the Shift key, highlight the last word.  Everything in between will be copied to Clipboard and can be pasted where you want.
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depending of the size of the text file, normal windows notepad can choke... at least it does for me an some other of my colleges when we try to open up 2 gig text files

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>>depending of the size of the text file, normal windows notepad can choke... at least it does for me an some other of my colleges when we try to open up 2 gig text files


I am trying for .75 gig file

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http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

file to big to be opened by notepad ++
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rgb192--What about Wordpad.  Or MS Word itself?

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rgb192--What about Wordpad.  Or MS Word itself?


even though I have 8 gigs of ram, these programs freeze because my document is 750 mb
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when you open the file with word, you can copy the needed parts
the same goes for other editors, like notepad++

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of all the choices, I think ultra edit is the best

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