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Plain Text Editor 5.1

January 1, 2011
Alpha Omega Software

Plain Text Editor 5.1

Table of content
1. What is Plain Text Editor?
2. How to register?
3. How to install it?
4. How to uninstall it?
5. How to use it?
6. Where to find the latest version?
7. How to contact us?

1. What is Plain Text Editor?
You miss a text editor able to open, edit and save plain text files? You want special features such as foreground and background colors? Text wrapping and unwrapping? Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines? Spelling checking? Find and replace? Regular expressions? Unlimited number of undo?
Then Plain Text Editor is what you need!

Plain Text Editor allows you to edit plain text files with many options.
- It works with any kind of plain text files (text, source code, HTML, ...).
- You can automatically concatenate documents by dropping them on the same window.
- You can open recently opened files.
- You can scroll forward and backward through all opened windows.
- You can reload files from disk at any time.
- It has an unlimited number of undo.
- You can find and replace text, even with regular expressions.
- You can select the default font and default font size of the editor.
- You can select the default foreground color and default background color of the editor.
- You can print your documents.
- You can wrap and unwrap the text in the windows.
- You can swap between Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines.
- You can perform spelling checking in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
- You can change the type and the creator of the documents.
- It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
- It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

Version 5.1:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 5.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Snow Leopard.

Version 4.2:
- You can select in the Preferences if an empty window must be opened or not at launch.
- You can select in the Preferences if the wrapping is activated or not for new windows.
- A Dutch localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nico Mangelschots for his translation from English to Dutch.

Version 4.1:
- A German localization has been released.
- Thank you to Daniel Stettler for his translation from English to German.

Version 4.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Leopard.
- The graphical interface has been unified.
- The display of the menu to change ends of lines has been improved.
- The default extension of a newly created file is .txt.

Version 3.2:
- An Italian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Massimo Casadei for his translation from English to Italian.

Version 3.1:
- A reception of the Quit Apple event has been improved.
- The display of unhandled exceptions has been improved.
- You can automatically check for update at launch.
- You can reset the preferences file at next launch.

Version 3.0:
- Intel Macs are supported with both PowerPC and Universal Binary applications.
- Multi-languages is supported into one single application.
- The graphical interface has been improved.
- The swapping between Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines has been corrected.
- A French localization has been released.

Version 2.4:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Tiger.

Version 2.3:
- It is compatible with the new version of Extended Software Updater.

Version 2.2:
- A list of recently opened files has been added.
- The list of font sizes has been modified.

Version 2.1:
- ASCII encoding is forced when opening text files.

Version 2.0:
- You can find and replace text with regular expressions.
- You can save and open the document with its default application, such as your web browser for an HTML file for example.

Version 1.7:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.
- You can swap between Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines.
- You can change the type and the creator of the document.

Version 1.6:
- A first recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 1.5:
- A full recompilation has been made to correct minor bugs.
- The registration algorithm has been corrected.

Version 1.4:
- It conserves the type and the creator of the opened document when it is saved.

Version 1.3:
- You can swap between Macintosh ends of lines and Windows ends of lines.
- You can perform spelling checking in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Version 1.3:
- You can swap between Macintosh ends of lines and Windows ends of lines.
- You can perform spelling checking in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Version 1.2:
- The edit field automatically scrolls to the target text when you perform a find or a find and replace operation.

Version 1.1:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Jaguar.
- The printing has been improved.
- You can scroll backward through all opened windows.
- You can wrap and unwrap your documents in their windows.
- The application is compatible with Extended Software Updater available at "AlphaOmega Software" web site.

Version 1.0:
- The first release.

2. How to register?
As long as you use it unregistered this software works normally, but it has a time limit and annoying windows (Registration window, Popup windows, ...).
To register it you just have to purchase a registration code on our website.
We accept Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, U.S. Dollars, Yen, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Swedish Kronor, Danish Kroner, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Kroner, Hungarian Forint, Czech Koruna, Israeli Shekels, Mexican Pesos and many other currencies...
To see our prices or to have a look at our many other sharewares freewares, just go to our website now.
This will help and encourage us to continue developing useful and friendly software for your pleasure and service.
Remember that when you register for a particular software package, your registration code remains valid for all the following minor releases.
Remember to read the Conditions of Use, Publication and Distribution before installing and using our software packages.

3. How to install it?
No particular installation is required. When you download the .dmg package, it should uncompress automatically. If it does not, you can double click on it to uncompress it.
Then you just have to move the created folder into your Applications folder and double click on the application to launch it.

4. How to uninstall it?
There should be no reason to do this. ;-)
However, if really needed, you just have to throw it into the trash, that's all.

5. How to use it?
The "File/Next window" menu:
It allows you to scroll to the next window.

The "File/Previous window" menu:
It allows you to scroll to the previous window.

The "File/Save and view with default application" menu:
It allows you to save and open the document with its default application, such as your web browser for an HTML file for example.

The "File/Reload from disk" menu:
It allows you to reload the current document from disk. All the changes you've made since you saved the document for the last time or since you opened it will be discarded.

The "Edit/Find and replace..." menu:
It allows you to find and replace text.

The "Edit/Regular expressions..." menu:
It allows you to find and replace text with regular expressions.
It is much more powerful than the simple find and replace function. It allows to search for complex expressions thanks to pattern matching and to replace them with other expressions thanks to pattern matching too, which can depend on the result of the search...
To learn how to use regular expressions, you can read Steve Ramsay's Guide to Regular Expressions or other documents on the web.

The "Edit/Toggle wrapping" menu:
It allows you to switch between wrapped text and unwrapped text in the current window.

The "Edit/Change ends of lines" menu:
It allows you to swap between Macintosh, Windows and Unix ends of lines.

The "Edit/Set type and creator" menu:
It allows you to change the type and the creator of the document.

The "Edit/Check spelling..." menu:
It allows you to perform spelling checking in several languages.
You can ask us if you want us to add your own language to the available languages for spelling checking.

The "Color" menu:
It allows you to select the foreground color and background color of the editor.

6. Where to find the latest version?
To find the latest version of this software package and many other software "AlphaOmega Software" has written, you just have to visit our website.

7. How to contact us?
You can go to our website to send us an email.


AlphaOmega Software
http://alphaomega.software.free.fr

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