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see word processorword processing,
use of a computer program or a dedicated hardware and software package to write, edit, format, and print a document. Text is most commonly entered using a keyboard similar to a typewriter's, although handwritten input (see pen-based computer) and audio input (as
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text editor

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A utility program for creating and modifying text files. This differs from a word processor in that the word processors often embed special control codes or escape sequences in the file to control formatting.

text editor

Software used to create and edit files that contain only text; for example, batch files, address lists and source language programs. Text editors produce raw ASCII or EBCDIC text files, and unlike word processors, they may not support formatting (word wrap, fonts, bold, italic, etc.).

Editors that are part of a development environment are designed for writing source code and provide automatic indention and multiple windows into the same file. They also display reserved words of a particular programming language in bold or in a different typeface, and any of these layout codes that are embedded in the file are bypassed when the program is compiled. See source code editor and hex editor.
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They talk about downloading and installing the Java Development Kit (JDK), setting the PATH and CLASSPATH, and selecting a text editor. Setting up the environment can be a daunting task, and the first three chapters alone could potentially distinguish this book as a valuable resource for beginners.
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Dreamweaver gives Web professionals a visual tool with the control and flexibility of an HTML text editor, according to the company.
Hackers familiar with text editors who switch to different kinds of programming environments often lament the lack of their favorite features in their favorite text editor.
Emacs Menus is an adjunct to the Emacs text editor presenting the programmer with context-sensitive menus containing options that are at least syntactically and typewise legal for the code under the mouse.
Many new features were added like the possibility to work with custom filters, to attach documents or to use rich text editors on tasks.
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Delphion Data Extract exports patent data for up to 20,000 patent records at a time for use in a variety of applications that now includes custom like Derwent Analytics, and popular spreadsheet analysis of patent data by everyone from the bus applications using XML, robust analysis tools programs and text editors.
Common CNC machines mostly offer only text editors for the handling.
Text editors excel at manipulating ASCII characters.
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By asking around online I learned HTML and began adding my own codes through a text editor." Windows Notepad, which comes with Windows, is a simple text editor.