The cornerstone of IDM product development is centered on the philosophy of flexibility, versatility and performance. UltraEdit's TaskMatch™ Environments provide you with a quick and easy method to change the Editor's configuration for task-driven editing. No matter what your editing needs are, TaskMatch™ Environments make your workflow smoother and more productive. Of course, you can modify any of the pre-configured environments or customize your own...that's the power of TaskMatch™.
Technical Writer provides powerful tools for editing multiple text files at once, even editing of large files up to 4GB and beyond. Includes text-templates, find and replace in files, docked clipboard history, column-mode editing, and more...
What are Environments?
An environment allows you to toggle between editor layouts so as to allow you the ability to switch menus, toolbars, dockable windows, customized templates, and more based on your tasks/needs. Environments provide a way for you to customize the editor exactly as you'd like, and then save and switch to it at the click of a button. Visit our environments power tip to learn more.
Open an Environment in a new instance
Should you wish to maintain your current environment while switching over to a new one in a new instance of the application, you can easily do so by CTRL + clicking on the environment you'd like to switch to!
Below are just some of the features included with this environment; for a more exhaustive look at the core featureset of UltraEdit, take the UltraEdit tour.
Templates are user-created chunks of text that you may use repeatedly for many of your editing tasks. For instance, instead of typing out a new HTML document's DOCTYPE declaration, you could type it into a new template, then quickly access it via the templates list. UltraEdit supports up to 50 user-created templates, and the Technical Writer environment template list is populated with a collection of several commonly used templates.
The clipboard history provides a pallet of recently used copied text. This is very useful when doing much copying/pasting between documents, and double-clicking a clipboard history item inserts it into the current position of the active document. To clear the clipboard history, right-click within the window and select "Clear Clipboard History". This right-click menu also includes an option for the clipboard history options which include display and sort order.
Quickly jump to anchor positions in your text files with UltraEdit's bookmarks. The bookmark list displays all bookmarks (by their names, if assigned) for the active file; double-click a bookmark name to jump to that bookmark in the file.
Syntax highlighting allows you to visually sort your code by highlighting related parts of the source code as different colors. For instance, if you're editing HTML files, you may want all <h> (heading) tags to highlight a certain color, while your <meta> tags will highlight differently. This is all defined in the wordfile - a collection of language-specific keywords from where UltraEdit draws its syntax highlighting. UltraEdit includes syntax highlighting support for as many as 20 highlighting languages at once, but there are wordfiles for almost any coding language available for download from our site, which may be added to your main wordfile.txt. You can also build your own build your own wordfile for syntax highlighting.
Syntax highlighting also provides code folding, brace matching, autoindentation, autocorrection, and more.
Enhanced File Tree View
Enhanced file tree view with tabs for displaying files for the active Project, a listing of currently open files, or an Explorer-like view of available drives/directories, and access to your FTP/SFTP accounts in the tree view. Also includes filters and a "Lists" tab for maintaining favorite file groups.
UltraEdit's status bar holds a wealth of information for you. Included on the status bar are the cursor's line and column numer, file format information, syntax highlighting language information, the file's last modification date and time, file size, current selected clipboard information, and more.
Powerful Find and Replace
UltraEdit is famous for its powerful find/find and replace dialogs. With v14, we introduced multi-line find and replace dialogs, which allows you to easily search for (and replace) multiple lines of text with the click of a button.
You'll also be able to easily access recently-used search phrases as well as search favorites via our search and replace history and favorites buttons on the dialog. The dialogs also include Advanced options for advanced search operations such as regular expressions, columnar search, and the ability to output a list of lines containing your search string.
With UltraEdit's powerful find and replace engine, you can search through a single open file, all open files, or any directory on your system. Easily accessed with CTRL + F for Find, or CTRL + R for replace, you'll quickly find that our powerful search engine is a tool you simply can't do without.
Access a parsed tree-style view of your XML-based files - any XML-based file including XHTML! Open up the XML Manager window and scroll through the XML tree to view parent/child nodes and elements. The collapsible nodes give you the ability to inspect one or more branches at a time, allowing you to see only what you want to see, and the XML Manager icons provide visual indicators of element types. The right-click context menu in the XML Manager gives you the ability to select and delete elements, cut/copy/paste elements, and duplicate elements. (Slow) click twice to edit the text in XML nodes. Frustrated with XML log files or error logs lacking new line characters? The XML Manager makes dealing with these a cinch! Browse elements in the XML tree view and double-click to jump to the element in the file - even if there are no line breaks!