January 9, 2006

PSPad – text and code editor

Posted in Utilities at 6:46 pm by Jeffrey Guo

What do you get with PSPad Freeware editor?

  • Projects. Create project files to organise your work that can include
    multiple sub-folders and automatic file name sorting. Create projects based on
    all of the files in directory.
  • Work with files of unlimited length.
  • Work on several documents at the same time. Multiple document
    interface (MDI) and/or tabbed document interface (TDI).
  • Single document window splitting and window splitting.
  • Save desktop session so you can resume your work exactly where you
    left off.
  • Built-in FTP client so you can edit your files directly over the
  • Macro recorder so you can record, save and playback commonly used
  • Active scripting via MS Windows Scripting host (WSH) for automation.
  • Search and replace not just in your active file, but also in
    all open files, all project files, or any folder.
  • View file differences with color highlighting.
  • Clips. Using clips you can have snippets of code at your fingertips.
    Create your own clips and never forget the syntax of the function call again.
    Clips can be interactive allowing you to generate code quickly and efficiently.
    Installation contains clip files for HTML, PHP, Pascal, JScript, VBScript,
    MySQL, MS-Dos, Perl, and many more.
  • Syntax highlight. Highlighting can be set by file type. Highlighting
    is user-configurable.
  • Create syntax highlighters for your own exotic environments
  • Auto correction.
  • Spell checking.
  • Multiple undo/redo.
  • Support for ANSI, Unicode, OEM, Kamenicky, and ISO files.
  • Full HEX editor.
  • Call external programs to operate on or with your file. Different
    sets of programs can be defined for each file type.
  • Call an external compiler. Create different compiler settings for
    each file type. Calls to compiler send output to log window. A
    configurable log parser allows you to pinpoint compile errors quickly.
  • Color syntax highlighted print with print preview.
  • Export with highlighting to RTF, HTML, TeX to file or
  • Column block select/Rectangular block selection.
  • Bookmarks
  • Line numbers.
  • Reformat and compress HTML code, change case of tags.
  • Integrated TiDy library for formatting and checking HTML code,
    conversion to CSS, XML, XHTML.
  • Integrated free version of top CSS editor TopStyle Lite.
  • Line sorting with the ability to sort on defined column, with the
    option to drop duplicates.
  • ASCII chart with HTML entities
  • Code explorer for C, Pascal, INI, HTML, XML, PHP and more.
  • Internal web browser with web server (i.e. APACHE) using IE and Mozilla
    rendering engines.
  • Export with highlight to RTF, HTML, TeX format
    into file or clipboard.
  • Matching bracket highlighting.

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