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|How can I select the text with the keyboard?|
|Press F8 to toggle normal selection mode. Press CTRL + F8 to select whole lines, and SHIFT + CTRL + F8 to toggle box selection mode. To change the keyboard settings, select Properties for Current Configuration under the Tools menu, and display the Keyboard tab.|
|Can I insert control characters such as form feeds?|
|To insert control characters on EmEditor v3, select Advanced > Insert Special Characters under the Edit menu. Alternatively, you can type corresponding keys with CTRL (+ SHIFT) only if the corresponding keys have not been assigned for shortcut keys and if the Allow Insert Control Characters is checked on the General tab of Properties.|
|I cannot paste text correctly when the content in the Clipboard has been copied from another application such as Netscape Navigator.|
|Some other applications, particularly Netscape Navigator, have problems translating text from ANSI to Unicode. Instead of using the regular Paste command, select All Commands under the Tools menu, then Edit > Paste > ANSI Paste. Alternatively, check Always Paste as ANSI on the General tab of the Current Configuration Properties dialog box.
|How do I insert special characters?|
|Select Advanced under the Edit menu, and then select Insert Special Character. To inspect a Unicode character code you want to insert, refer to the Latin Extended Characters Reference. You can also inspect a character by using the Character Map ( Start menu > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map) if installed in your Windows Operating System. You might need to adjust the font to display special characters properly.
See also To Insert Special Characters for the list of keyboard shortcuts.
|How can I select a column block of text?|
|To select in a box, use the mouse to select while pressing the ALT key, or press SHIFT + CTRL + F8.|
|Where can I download Microsoft Global IME?|
|Global IME is not necessary because other language IMEs can be added from the Control Panel (Start menu > Settings > Control Panel > Date, Time, Language and Regional Options).|
|How can I undo inserted strings character by character using the Undo command?|
|By default, an entire inserted string will be undone by one Undo command. You can change this behavior by checking the Undo Character by Character check box on the Advanced tab of the Customize dialog box. You will then need to restart EmEditor.|
|How can I sort lines in alphabetical or numerical order?|
|You can select the Sort A to Z, Sort Z to A, Sort Smallest to Largest, or Sort Largest to Smallest command to sort in alphabetical or numerical order. These commands can be found in the Separated Values/Sort submenu on the Edit menu.|
|How can I check spelling?|
|On EmEditor Professional v10 or later, you can check spelling without using any plug-ins. On the Context Menu of EmEditor (the right-click menu), selecting Check Spelling will enable spelling. If this menu item is not visible, you can select Customize Menus on the Tools menu, select Context Menu on the list, and then click the Reset button.
By default, a U.S. English dictionary is installed. Additional dictionaries are available for download at the OpenOffice.org wiki. Just copy *.dic and *.aff files into the Dictionaries sub folder of the EmEditor install folder (usually C:\Program Files\EmEditor\Dictionaries).
|How can I assign a shortcut key to insert a special character?|
|Many shortcut keys are already assigned to insert many special characters by default. To see which keys are assigned, go to:
Insert Special Characters
and save this file as a file, for example, InsertA.jsee. Select Select... on the Macros, and select this file. Running this macro will insert this character. To assign a shortcut key to this macro, go to Configuration Properties, select the Keyboard tab, and then select My Macros from the Category drop-down list, and assign your favorite key to the macro.
|The Find Matching Parenthesis/Bracket command (CTRL+]) doesn't work. How can I enable this command?|
|Please go to the Highlight (2) tab of configuration properties, and then check all items in the \"Bracket Pairs\" list so you can use CTRL+] to jump to the matching bracket.|
|The sort commands become disabled when a large file is opened. What are the conditions that disable the sort commands?|
|There are two factors that disable the sort commands.
1. Advanced tab of the Customize dialog box (Tools menu - Customize). The "Minimum File Size to Use Temporary File" must be larger than the file size you opened to sort in order to enable the sort commands.
2. If you are using the 32-bit version of EmEditor, in the Registry Editor, please find this key:
And set a new REG_DWORD value MaxReserveBits as Decimal 24 (Hexadecimal 0x18). The default value is Decimal 20 (32-bit version of EmEditor) and Decimal 24 (64-bit version of EmEditor).
This value specifies the maximum number of lines that EmEditor can sort. You can't specify the value more than 24. If 24 is specified, theoretically, the maximum number of lines is 16777216. However, if the OS can't allocate a large memory, it may become less. In this case, you might want to restart Windows and run only EmEditor before you try again. If you are using the 64-bit version of EmEditor, the default value is Decimal 24, so setting the registry value is not required.
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