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#1 robot774

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 02:51 PM

I don't get along well with ePad. 

It has no way to set the line-length, so I have to manually carraige-return like I'm using a typewriter from pre-computer era.  It opens really small, and generally annoys me by not supporting simple features like bulleted lists. 

 

Problem finding this is that an apt-cache search given the terms I can think of either results in office suite software (too large and featured) or a list of text editors for coding.  Nothing on AppCenter fits either.   

 

Anyone got a recommendation for a small text writer that has the features of Apple's TextEdit or MS's Word Pad /notepad?





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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:12 PM

I use leafpad, it used to be Bodhi's text editor in the past.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:19 PM

You could do a search for abiword, a standalone feature rich texteditor/writer.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:23 PM

Yea. Abiword is fine. Be aware of background flickering if you are under bodhi 4. Default green gtk theme causes it. Needs to switch to another one. Task for devs: fix it...

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 05:20 PM

... It opens really small, and generally annoys me by not supporting simple features like bulleted lists. 

 

... 

 

Anyone got a recommendation for a small text writer that has the features of Apple's TextEdit or MS's Word Pad /notepad?

 

Abiword is a better option if you want support for 'rich text' (aka like MS Wordpad). Leafpad is more akin to notepad. 


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 06:09 PM

@Robot774

 

I see no problem with flickering under Virtual Box. Only in another real PC. If you decide installing Abiword, please let me know if you face any issue. Thanx

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:02 PM

Thanks, I realised I had AbiWord installed on an old PC with Puppy on it, so I gave it a go and it seems alright. It opened instantly, really fast. I am on Bodhi 4 on the PC I want to use it on. If I get any flickering I 'll report it to the relevant authorities!



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 11:40 PM

You may also want to try Notepad++.  When I used it routinely a couple of years ago the user/installer had the option to install it or use it without completely installing it.  I do not recall the details of these distinctions at this time.

 

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

 

Your choice will depend upon the resources available in your pc.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:55 PM

If you happen to have Wine on your system it also comes with a Notepad that may work. Noticed when I installed the 32 bit app pack version of Bodhi it came with Wine. Haven't tried it yet but it may work for you.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

I don't get along well with ePad. 

It has no way to set the line-length, so I have to manually carraige-return like I'm using a typewriter from pre-computer era.  It opens really small, and generally annoys me by not supporting simple features like bulleted lists. 

 

Problem finding this is that an apt-cache search given the terms I can think of either results in office suite software (too large and featured) or a list of text editors for coding.  Nothing on AppCenter fits either.   

 

Anyone got a recommendation for a small text writer that has the features of Apple's TextEdit or MS's Word Pad /notepad?

 

Have you experienced any stability issues?  I am unable to get files to save or use any of the icons within the program...as such, I am in the market as well....


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:18 PM

Have you experienced any stability issues?  I am unable to get files to save or use any of the icons within the program...as such, I am in the market as well....

 

Run your latest updates (apt-get dist-upgrade), a few things have been improved.

 

Enjoy

Charles


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:49 AM

Have you experienced any stability issues?  I am unable to get files to save or use any of the icons within the program...as such, I am in the market as well....

 

If you were using the unstable branch at a certain point all elm applications will have icon issue until you manually purge your elementary configuration and start fresh.

My systems on the stable branch have never had an issue with icons / opening / saving in ePad. Use it almost daily.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 04:02 AM

Run your latest updates (apt-get dist-upgrade), a few things have been improved.

 

Enjoy

Charles

 

Pay dirt!  That appears to have been the ticket!  I haven't used ePad much due to my previous issue and just being familiar with Leafpad - so far it seems great for what I do!


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