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copy a portion of a document

is there a text editor that can open large text files

and copy a portion


'large text file viewer' only allows copy paste of entire document
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rgb192

8/22/2022 - Mon
kadafitcd

This has good reviews.  It's worth a shot.

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

Good Luck HTH.
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jcimarron

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.
djcolverj

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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rgb192

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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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rgb192

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

file to big to be opened by notepad ++
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jcimarron

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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nobus

when you open the file with word, you can copy the needed parts
the same goes for other editors, like notepad++
rgb192

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

thanks