TextPad is designed to provide the power and functionality to satisfy the most demanding text editing requirements. It can edit files up to the limits of virtual memory, and it will work with the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows® 8.x, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.
TextPad has been implemented according to the Windows XP user interface guidelines, so great attention has been paid to making it easy for both beginners and experienced users. In-context help is available for all commands, and in-context menus pop-up with the right mouse button. The Windows multiple document interface allows multiple files to be edited simultaneously, with up to 2 views on each file. Text can be dragged and dropped between files.
In addition to the usual cut and paste capabilities, you can correct the most common typing errors with commands to change case, and transpose words, characters and lines. Other commands let you indent blocks of text, split or join lines, and insert whole files. Any change can be undone or redone, right back to the first one made. Visible bookmarks can be put on lines, and edit commands can be applied to lines with bookmarks.
• Huge files can be edited, up to the limits of 32-bit virtual memory. See Specifications for the actual limits.
• Supports Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style names, and long file names with spaces.
• CUA compliant keyboard commands.
• English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish user interfaces.
• A spelling checker with dictionaries in 10 languages.
• Multiple files can be simultaneously edited, with up to 2 views per file.
• Warm Start feature lets you restart exactly where you left off.
• In addition to the usual cut, copy and paste capabilities, selected text can be case shifted and block indented, and characters, words and lines can be transposed. Cut and copied text can be appended to the clipboard, as well as replacing its contents.
• Text can be automatically word-wrapped at the margin, or at a specified column, if it does not fit on a line. In this mode, text can be split into separate lines where wrapping occurs, or lines can be intelligently joined, preserving paragraphs.
• OLE2 drag and drop editing for copying and moving text between documents.
• Unlimited undo/redo capability. The undo buffer can be optionally cleared when a file is saved, or by using the Mark Clean command.
• Block (column) selection mode, and visible display of tabs and spaces.
• A keystroke macro recorder, with up to 16 active macros.
• Sorting, using up to 3 keys.
• Text can be automatically aligned and indented, relative to the previous line, to aid block indentation.
• The right mouse button pops up an in-context menu.
• The cursor can be constrained to the text, or can be positioned freely in the document view.
• Toolbar with fly-by usage hints, and an active status bar.
• A powerful search/replace engine using UNIX-style regular expressions, with the power of editor macros. Sets of files in a directory tree can be searched, and text can be replaced in all open documents at once.
• Incremental search toolbar for literal text.
• Visible bookmarks can be placed on individual lines, and on all occurrences of a search pattern. Bookmarked lines can be cut, copied or deleted.
• A built in file manager for fast file copying, renaming, deleting etc.
• Print previewing, and printing with customizable headers/footers and page breaks.
• Viewer for binary files using a hexadecimal display format.
• Built in file comparison utility, and up to 16 user-defined tools with argument macros.
• Hypertext links from file search and user tool output to the relevant source line.
• DDE interface to other tools, such as MS Visual C++. The editor detects when an open file has been modified by another tool, and prompts you to reopen it.
• TextPad 7 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows® 8.x, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.
• Conforms to the Microsoft Windows Guidelines for Accessible Software Design recommendations.
• It can handle file sizes up to the largest contiguous chunk of 32-bit virtual memory.
• User configurable syntax highlighting.
• The number of concurrent edits is limited by available Windows resources.
• Supports Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style, and long file names with spaces.
• 16-bit Unicode, UTF-8 and 8-bit text files with single and double byte characters can be edited.
• Text can be in either the ANSI (Windows) or OEM (DOS) code sets.
• DOS, UNIX, Macintosh, Netscape and mixed end of line characters are supported.
• Each document has a single MDI window with up to 4 views.
• The full range of fonts installed in MS Windows are supported.
• Up to 32 tab stops can be defined, along with a default tab spacing, and an indent size.
• Up to 16 (user configurable) most recently used files are listed on the File menu.
• Up to 64 user-defined commands can be added to the Tools menu.
• Up to 64 keystroke macros can be added to the Macros menu.
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