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Write/Prepare a word document (.dot) in LibreOffice (or any similar format or program) with a text editor (and then convert it to .docx)

I am mostly using latex with text editor for writing articles, however there are some journals that require manuscript to be written in .docx format. A good conversion from .pdf to .docx is possible ...
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Text editor to easily browse through a large text file [duplicate]

What simple text editor would you recommend to easily browse and scroll through a large file (a few hundred megabytes+)? For example, gedit has a problem that when a file is opened, part of the file ...
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Unable to see and edit the character that is typed when you press the Enter key in simple text editors like KWrite [closed]

I'm a newbie to the KDE Plasma interface. I find myself unable to see and edit the character that is typed when you press the Enter key in simple text editors like KWrite.
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How can I install `joe` on VM ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was trying to instal joe editor on my newly created VM Ubuntu but it fails. buntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install -y joe Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How do I change the text editor used by Git to micro?

I like the Micro text editor. I prefer it to nano, personally. However, even when I have it installed, Git defaults to nano. How can I change what text editor git commit uses?
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GHEX Find ascii

I installed GHEX on Ubuntu 20.04 and I want to do a search for ascii text. However, the Find window only allows hex entry. I don't see a way of searching for ascii. I tried uninstalling GHEX and ...
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How to exit full screen mode in Atom Text Editor?

I just enabled Full screen mode in the Atom text editor and now I am unable to exit it, I saw a tutorial on YouTube but it didn't work for me. How can I fix this and exit fullscreen mode?
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How to change the console font size in Atom Ubuntu 21.10? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to change the console font and size in Ubuntu 21.10 Please help me!
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How to open Ubuntu files in an interface friendly editor from Windows?

I am using Ubuntu app inside the Windows 10. I am writing some programs inside the Ubuntu OS, able to edit the files through the Vim editor from terminal interface. I am wondering if there is a way to ...
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How to create a file with the following structure?

Consider the following rows: E i -1 -1.0000000000000000e+00 -1.0000000000000000e+00 -1.0000000000000000e+00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 U GEV MM V -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 P 1 535 0.0000000000000000e+00 0....
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In Cherry Tree I lost “Search in current node and subnotes” functionality

In Cherry Tree I lost “Search in current node and subnotes” functionality Looks like that after upgrading my kubuntu20 In Cherry Tree 0.99.42 I use https://prnt.sc/1yjj2gm I have no functionality ...
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For Nano, is it possible to include 'Backspace' in a custom keyboard shortcut binding in the .nanorc config file?

I am looking to create a keyboard shortcut for the Nano text editor to remove the word to the left of the cursor using the key combination Ctrl + Backspace. Is the key backspace able to be included in ...
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Is it possible to get latest version of medit (aka mooedit) for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version?

Sometimes I use medit. It is available only for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from official repository at old 1.2.0-3 version. Is it possible to get latest Medit for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
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How to restore the previous version of log file?

I run my program on my college server and have to provide a log file to update the results of the program. Accidently I submitted a program without updating the name of the log file and hence the ...
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Which CLI text editor does not waste screen space?

Vim has a non-removable status bar at the bottom. Nano has the same problem with its title bar. Surely there has to be an alternative for entering text in full-screen without any frills? I often jot ...
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Split text file by =

I have a bunch of .dat files (about 1000) in separate folders. each of them has some kind of data like below : Carreau Poseuille Flow Velocity in lattice units: u=0.00210431 Reynolds number: ...
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how can I change the default position of Text Editor (Gedit)?

Using Ubuntu 21.04, GNOME 3.38.5 I am new to Linux. I have grown accustomed to windows opening in their last-used location. I prefer my text editor (which I use a lot) on the right-hand side of my ...
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Which terminal text editor uses GUI-like keyboard shortcuts?

I seek an editor where Ctrl+C copies, Ctrl+X cuts, Ctrl+V pastes, Ctrl+Z undos, Ctrl+Y redos, F3 searches and F2 renames. When I click the left mouse button, the cursor should go there. All modes ...
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Opening this file in nano shows peculiar red area

I have a simple text file. When I open it with nano, there is a red area covering space in front of some of the text. I have never seen this: What can I do about this?
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Ctrl+Shift+Left or Right doesn't select words in Ubuntu 20.04

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 laptop. I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and then to 20.04. While working in 16.04 pressing Ctrl+Shift+left used to select the word to the left of cursor. However, on upgrading to ...
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Highlight TODO and other keywords in the Text Editor (gedit) isn't working

I'm using the Text Editor (gedit) for couple months. I have downloaded the inkpot theme because it seems good. https://gist.github.com/carmelom/14e74271d4c03f3028f0e050be0e7f0a The problem is, it's ...
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Libre Office will not stop reverting to USA language (even after uninstall)... how to stop it?

I'm in UK, but each time I create a new text document the language always starts as English USA. I've gone into options language settings and changed all to English UK, but every time I create a new ...
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TED for Joplin (to replace Evernote/Tusk)

The intent here is to use Joplin as a note taking app to replace Evernote/Tusk . However Joplin's editor is oriented for coders, whereas my needs are for a good RTF text editor. A blog recommended ...
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Text editor row and font color problem ( Ubuntu 20.10 - Dark Mode active)

When I'm using Text Editor, the font and active row colors are the same and I can't read this text on the active row:
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Why is 000-default.conf a symlink?

Why is 000-default.conf a symlink? lrwxrwxrwx 1 cole cole 35 Mar 3 10:36 000-default.conf -> ../sites-available/000-default.conf I am trying to use notepad via WinSCP to edit and save my changes ...
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Good Text Editor With Macros [closed]

Do you know of a usable text editor with monospace font and support for macros? On Windows, I used to use notepad++ which was great. It's Linux equivalent nqq doesn't have macro support. I tried ...
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Simple note taking app on Ubuntu that allows markdown and copy paste of tables in spreadhseet format

(tag suggestions welcome) I've been exploring note taking apps, including those listed here and here. Preference is a foss app. I installed Simplenote which seems nice but already does more than I ...
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My terminal does not redirecting to Text Editor App

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 . Today I reinstalled it , and then i was trying to execute this command via terminal sudo nano /etc/fstab While I execute it, it opens a text file and it was supposed to open ...
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How to edit files in GUI text editors as root?

This time and another I need to edit some files that are supposed to be edited by root only. I would very much prefer to do it in a GUI text editor rather than using command line tools like nano or vi....
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Text editor remembers new files without explicity saving to disk

I'm searching for a texteditor (similar to notepad++) if I write a text in a new (unsaved) file and close this texteditor (or crashes), the file is still here if I reopen notepad++, without ever ...
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Cannot save or exit in sudoeditor

I am new using sudoeditor and I just want to edit sources.list file and then exit. However, after editing the file, I cannot save or exit. First I press ESC and then try to type the activated cursor ...
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Use different default applications to open .txt and .ply files

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. As is known, .txt suffix is for plain text files, and .ply is for polygon meshes. However, I find that for some weird reason, the default application to open .txt and .ply are ...
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Text is deleted when double-click the input box in Ubuntu 20.04

Text is deleted when I double-click it in a text editor or in an input box, which is annoying to me. For example, if I double-click just after '20.04' when editing the title of this question, '04', '.'...
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FeatherPad limited encodings

I am testing the FeatherPad simple text editor. Ubuntu 20.10 provides version 0.12.1 of FeatherPad. On this version, I noticed that only a limited variety of text encodings are supported. Especially ...
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How to write in Urdu in text editors on Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to write Urdu in my text editors in Ubuntu 20.04? However, the language support isnt available officially and the solutions on the web don't seem to work? I would prefer a phonetic keyboard but ...
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No cursor blinking(actually not visible only) in the Ubuntu's default text editor

I've installed Ubuntu dual boot(version 20.04 LTS) and when I opened the Ubuntu's default text editor, I didn't see any cursor blinking. I'm not talking about mouse pointer that is visible, only the ...
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Jump to end of line, multiple contexts e.g. text editor, browser bar

(tag suggestions for this post welcome) I used to have a Mac. In various circumstances, if I wanted to jump to the end of a line, I would press Command + →. Is there an equivalent on Ubuntu desktop (...
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Other desktop apps bleed into a newly launched Text Editor

Since upgrading to 18.04 (~2 years ago), I've had this weird desktop-bleeding problem on certain text-based applications including Text Editor, Meld, etc. The problem looks like this: What happens is ...
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Alternative to notepad++ analyse plugin for Ubuntu

I am not allowed to install wine in my ubuntu 18.04, so I cannot install notepad++. Is there any alternative to Notepad++ Analyse Plugin, as some text editor which supports similar functionality. List ...
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Is there a some editor tool to display literal `\n` as newline?

In python console: print('xx\nyy') xx yy In bash console: echo -e 'xx\nyy' xx yy In mysql console: create database mytest; use mytest; CREATE TABLE sample(content VARCHAR(250)); insert into sample(...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to duplicate a line in gedit?

Is there a way to duplicate current line in gedit using a keyboard shortcut? OS: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS gedit version: 3.36.2
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Is there a way to get syntax highlighting for Raku lang in Pluma / Gedit?

This question is related to What languages does Pluma / Gedit text editor cover for syntax highlighting?. I noticed Raku programming language is not supported yet by Pluma in Ubuntu Mate 18.04. ...
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How to stop text editor selecting paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end?

How can I stop my text editor from selecting the paragraph instead of to the end of the line when I hit shift-end? For my use, the best lightweight text editors are the ones geared towards programmers ...
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In Nano is there a way to have nanorc settings apply to just one filetype/syntax?

Background: To enable Nano's syntax highlighting I have configured various shared .nanorc files with the format /usr/share/nano/*.nanorc, eg /usr/share/nano/python.nanorc This works well but I keep ...
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Shortcut key to show and hide embedded terminal on gedit

I have been using gedit for writing codes and compiling and running using the embedded terminal provided along with it. I often need to show and hide the terminal. The only option I have is to close ...
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Change default text editor to Micro. Doesn't appear in the "Open with" category

I want to use the Micro text editor as the default application to open various text files, but when I try to do the usual procedure: Left-click > Properties > Open With... I see that Micro doesn'...
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Enter button and others write in other windows - Text editor

I opened multiple windows of text editor; when i press enter or when i press shift to insert a parenthesis, the output is not in the current window, but in another window. How can i fix it? Thank you ...
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Text resolution blur in text editor and browser Ubuntu 20.04 focal

I just booted Ubuntu 20.04 but I do not understand why text resolution is blurred. I tried to use tweak if it shows some changes but it doesn't help.
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a data file in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

Let's say I have a text file my-text-file.txt and the file is in the ~/Documents directory. How can I create a desktop shortcut to that file? In other words, I want to have an icon on my desktop ...
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is there a text editor which does not change the list of recent files?

I am using 18.04 Sometimes I am editing a text file in gedit when I have to lookup and copy from other text files. Doing that in gedit will fill up the list of recent files with these other files, ...
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