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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great text editor! I use it as a MENU program."

    February 13, 2005  |   By danindenver


    Metapad is the first program I open, every day, at work.

    I have a file called shortcuts.txt, linked to my START key for quick opening, then I use the hyperlink feature to quickly edit & launch links to working server files, starting with my EXCEL calendar file.

    I use the same file to launch IE windows to yellow pages, weather, traffic reports and map sites to use in dispatching field technicians.

    To customize a typical menu, you'd have to open an editor, edit & save, then re-launch the menu program and find out if you made a mistake in editing.

    With my Metapad shortcut file, I simply re-do the link and click it! Fast, easy and real-time, baby!

    - - -

    I won't go so far as to say that a previous reviewer is lying, but the reason I switched to Metapad is that Notepad will not handle large files AT ALL.

    I had to find a new editor as Notepad complained when one of my web pages grew to larger than 40 kb!

    And read the metaFAQ on the liquidninja website and you'll see why Metapad APPEARS to hang up on enormously large files.

    The biggest negative I see with Metapad is the lack of print preview.

    Other than that, its excellent functionality is unsurpassed in a free editor.

    Take note of how long this program has been around (2002 for this version) compared to others which cost $30 more.

    You MUST have this program!


    No print preview function.

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