While on the subject, what's wrong with pretty much any text editor? After all, it is only a simple find-and-replace - no regex, no macros. I too use UltraEdit, but hardly at all since I converted to SciTE many months ago. UltraEdit is very powerful, but SciTE is prettier (I have set up the colours the way I like, and coding is easier on the eyes now). And that's the point. Each person has different priorities, and I find I hardly ever need the extra power of UltraEdit. So, there's nothing wrong with Notepad when you consider it's aim (small, bare-bones text editor). If you don't need anything else, then something like UltraEdit is just overkill. Dan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Schaefer Sent: 19 September 2003 01:44 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Removing Microsoft Word special characters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: "Timothy J. Luoma" <luomat at operamail.com> Subject: Re: [thelist] Removing Microsoft Word special character : On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:23:31 -0400, Hershel Robinson : <hershelr at netvision.net.il> wrote: : : > I happen to also be a user and a fan of UltraEdit, but let's : > not get carried away. There is also this nifty little tool on : > my Windoze box called Notepad. Using Notepad, I could : > select the character, copy and : > paste into the Replace box and Replace All. : : I wasn't thinking that this would be a selling point of UE, just : that UE made it easy. If anyone would like to know more about : why use UE, feel free to ask. : : Notepad, as nearly everyone knows, is terrible. I just assumed : people would look for a better tool. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For find-n-replace?!? What's so terrible about Notepad's Find and Replace functionality? Why's it so much easier in UltraEdit? Cheers Ken -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !