Text Editor Recommendations?

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  1. qurlau macrumors newbie

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    I recently switched from Windows 2000 to Mac OS X (Panther), and I was wondering if anyone knew of a simple text editor (ASCII-based). TextEdit did not allow me to save documents w/o the RTF extension, and so forth.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. synthetickittie macrumors regular

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    when you save in textedit.. click "save as" and then under plain text encoding click "customize encodings list' and you will see ASCII in there so just click that check box
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i find bbedit lite to be a good general purpose text editor.

    in case prev. poster's suggestion didn't work, you might give it a try.

    Versiontracker
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I certainly don't see that under the version that came with Panther.

    However, there is Make Plain Text under the format menu.
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    SubEthaEdit

    SubEthaEdit is free and does context highlighting - so if you're a programmer it can be handy (I used to love Textpad on Windows). It also is Rendezvous enabled, which is kind of fun but probably not useful for most folks.

    http://wwwbruegge.in.tum.de/projects/hydra/subethaedit/
     
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  7. whocares macrumors 65816

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  8. g808 macrumors regular

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    i stand corrected. i know they discountinued BBEdit Lite, but didn't know it's on versiontracker. thanks!
     
  9. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Any time!

    You should be thanking some other poster on these forums though, who let it out recently that it was still on VT. But I can't remember who..... shame on me :p
     
  10. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    It is still accessible on BareBones' site... you just have to look for it a bit. Since the versiontracker is still up, I won't post the url here :)
     

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