[thelist] Removing Microsoft Word special characters

Dan Williams dan at ithium.net
Thu Sep 18 20:24:21 CDT 2003

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.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Ken Schaefer
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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?


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