[bct] Re: (fwd) [BlindAttic] Fwd: [program-l] Announcing TextPal--powerful, friendly, & free text and code editor

  • From: "Jane Jordan (gmail)" <juanitatighan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 18:10:12 -0500

Can I use this little program for editing HTML files, for instance? Ihave a program on my Mac that lets me code a document and then look at it in "Web Preview" without having to open up the web browser. Can this program do that, too? What else can it be used for? It has to be better than NotePad.

Could I use it, say , to formatt documents for printing, like I can with word?


On May 17, 2006, at 3:17 PM, Neal Ewers wrote:

Pam, I have it on my computer.  It is very nice.


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TextPal--powerful, friendly, & free text and code editor

Does anybody know if this is legitimate? > Pam

Now available at http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/palsetup.exe

TextPal 1.0 is a free, unique text and code editor, optimized for
productivity by users of the JAWS or Window-Eyes screen reader
programs.  Its many features include the following:

*  Open almost any number of files of any size.  Various formats are
automatically converted to plain text, including Microsoft Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, rich text format, portable document format,
Windows help, and HTML.  Files may also be opened from lists of
favorite files or recent files.

*  Find commands automatically read the line with matching
text.  Count the number of lines, words, and characters in a
document.  Query the current line and column position, percentage
point, number of characters selected, or whether the document has
been modified.  Read text ahead of the caret, prior to it, or the
whole document at once.

* Select any amount of text without having to hold down the Shift
key. Instead, mark the starting point of a selection, navigate to
the ending point by whatever means, and then complete the selection
with another hot key. Copy the entire document to the clipboard
with a single command, or copy its complete path with another command.

*  The standard Copy and Cut commands conveniently assume the
current line if no text is selected.  Other commands append to the
clipboard rather than replacing it.  Another key speaks what the
clipboard currently contains.  A new document may be initiated with
clipboard text.

*  Delete by character, word, line, paragraph, to the end of the
line, to the start of the line, to the bottom of the document, or to
the top of the document.  Repeat the current line with a quick copy
immediately below.  Insert the current date and time.  Generate a
list of files in the current directory.

*  Prepare structured text documents with a table of contents,
headings, and sections.  Navigate by section, search by topic, or
toggle between the table of contents and the body.  Convert a list
of file names to text versions, or combine them into a single,
structured document.

*  Jump to a line, or jump forward or backward by a number of
lines.  Go to a percentage point of the document, or go forward or
backward by a percent.  Set or go to a bookmark preserved from one
session to another.

*  Spell check the current document.  Change text to upper or lower
case.  Clean up quoted email.  Start an email message using the
document as the message body.

*  Aids for programmers include indenting, out denting, and
reporting levels of indentation.  Find a matching right or left
brace character.  Replace or extract text using regular
expressions.  Configure a compiler to be run against source code in
the current file.  Export to Unix or Mac formats.

The number of TextPal commands exceeds 100.  Each is available by
either menu selection or hot key.  All are discussed in relevant
sections of the documentation, invoked with F1.  In addition,
Control+H opens an alphabetized list of hot keys, and Control+F1
opens a sample file for practicing topic navigation commands.  Files
with a .txt extension may optionally be associated with TextPal, and
any file may be opened with it using the Send To option in Windows

Make the best of text with TextPal!

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