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I am looking for a special editor

Posted on 2013-06-06
Last Modified: 2013-06-07
I am looking for a special editor one that can do the following, I use to have one some time ago, put I can not remember the name.
It will do the following: It could move any of the columns 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 with out moving the other columns. If I want to move the 1 column in between the 3 and 4 columns like this.

1  2  3  4  5                                   2  3  4 1 5
1  2  3  4  5                                   2  3  4 1 5
1  2  3  4  5                                   2  3  4 1 5
1  2  3  4  5                                   2  3  4 1 5
Question by:starview
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viki2000 earned 25 total points
ID: 39228142
Maybe sounds strange, but what do you mean by editor here? In what or with what do you want to integrate that editor? The above operation has to be done automatically?
I mean, why don't you do the above operation in excel?
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by:Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd
Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd earned 175 total points
ID: 39228144
I used to use a text editor called pfe (Programmers File Editor) that I think had a column block mode. You didn't even need to take the whole column and it would move everything neatly. It was free.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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PSPad http://www.pspad.com/ has a column mode.  I don't remember seeing it in PFE but you can get it here: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/steveb/cpaap/pfe/
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by:Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd
Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd earned 175 total points
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Sorry, it wasn't pfe it was UltraEdit, which is very similar, a bit more powerful, and not free. You can get a free trial if just for a single task.
Dave's PSpad looks pretty good, I'm going to install one.

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ID: 39228651
Excell would not work, because I would like to do that with any text file.
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Paul Sauvé earned 200 total points
ID: 39229120
LibreOffice Writer, included in LibreOffice Windows (FREE) can accomplish this. If you have MSOffice on your PC, you can do this with Word as well.

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