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  • Date Added:
    July 20, 2004
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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3 stars

"Nice Editor But Not Recommended for Large Files"

August 22, 2014  |  By scollege

 |  Version: TextPad 7.2


Plenty of Options
Nice Regex Support


Tends to crash when working with large files


I've used TextPad for years. I do love it, but sadly it does tend to crash a lot when the files are a bit large.

Not an issue if your files are of minimal to moderate size.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.7.3
  • WildEdit is automatically added to the Tools menu, if it has been installed.
  • New German Spelling Reform (Die Neue Rechtschreibung) dictionary.
  • New spell checker dictionary for Canadian English.
  • Updated spell checker dictionaries for American and British English, Danish, German, Italian and Spanish.
Issues addressed:
  • If a line was increased in length, then split between the first and second characters, the first of the split lines was terminated with two linefeeds.
  • The Go To File command could cause a crash, when the cursor was in the middle of a very long quoted string.
  • When word wrap is on, the first shift+down arrow after opening a file extended to a position on the second line that was dependent on where it was in the last active view.
  • If two files in the same workspace had similar paths then when the workspace was re-opened, only the first file was re-loaded.
  • If you were prompted to reload a file, because it had been changed by an external process, and the file was deleted before you responded, then it disappeared from the Document Selector, even though it was still open.
  • The Sentence Case command did not captialize solitary "I" characters.
  • If the document length exactly fitted in the view, but the last line was partially obscured and word wrap was on, the scrollbar was not consistently displayed.
  • When the spell checker replaced a word in a string, subsequent string recognition could get out of sync. This problem could also manifest itself by the spell checker checking partial words, after an automatic replacement.
  • The spell checker treated backslashes as part of a word, in plain text files.
  • When a binary view was scrolled horizontally, the selected region was not updated accordingly.
  • Lines longer than 33,554,431 bytes were silently truncated at about 11MB, as the file was opened.
  • The list of commands, on Keyboard Preferences, did not display MBCS correctly.
  • When Save As was disallowed, modified files were not automatically saved on exit.
  • When using Find in a binary view, the matched text was not always scrolled into view.
  • Tool names consisting of DBCS characters were not displayed correctly on Keyboard Preferences.
  • If SaveAs was disallowed and there was an unnamed document, it was discarded without warning on exit.
  • If the Revert command was used for a file that had been deleted, it was removed from the document selector, even though it still existed in the workspace.
  • Wrapped, indented text was sometimes drawn to the right of the right border.
Publisher Helios Software Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.textpad.com/
Release Date July 19, 2004
Date Added July 20, 2004
Version 4.7.3
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.53MB
File Name txpeng740-32.zip
Total Downloads 1,387,614
Downloads Last Week 496
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $29

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