TextPad (32bit)8.0.1

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Whether you simply need a powerful replacement for Notepad, a tool for editing your web pages, or a programming IDE, TextPad does what you want, the way you would expect.

TextPad has been implemented according to the Windows XP user interface guidelines, so great attention has been paid to making it easy for both beginners and experienced users. In-context help is available for all commands, and in-context menus pop-up with the right mouse button. The Windows multiple document interface allows multiple files to be edited simultaneously, with up to 2 views on each file. Text can be dragged and dropped between files.

The text tool requires little drive space, but comes with a surprising array of unique features that are especially useful for programming tasks.

It offers excellent customization features, letting you create formatting and code coloring specific to whatever language you're programming in. TextPad works best for programmers and other people who need a full-featured tool for plain text.

Key features:

  • Huge files can be edited, up to the limits of 32-bit virtual memory. See Specifications for the actual limits.
  • Supports Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style names, and long file names with spaces.
  • CUA compliant keyboard commands.
  • English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish user interfaces.

What's New

Version 8.0.1


  • A command to Refresh the view on the Compare Files context menu.

Issues Resolved:

  • Crash when clicking the dividing line between the file name and its contents in the Compare Files window.
  • When saving files with the UTF16BE encoding, only the first half of each buffer written had its bytes swapped.
  • The UNICODE BOM setting for the document class overrode the one on the Save As dialog box.
  • Line breaking did not follow the rules for Japanese text.
  • The spell checker did not ignore Japanese text.
  • Crash due to non-ASCII characters in syntax definition keywords. (These are invalid.)
  • Find in Files did not use the corresponding document class encoding for files with indeterminate encodings.
  • Compare Files reported differences between no space and spaces, when Ignore Spaces is set.
  • Sort was disabled in block mode.
  • Checkboxes in scrollable lists overlapped, and toolbars did not scale correctly, on high pixel density displays.
  • Changes to the state of scrollable check boxes were not updated for screen readers.
  • HTML Validator output was written to the Search Results window.
  • When started with "-f path" and "path" did not exist or did not contain ConfigState.xml, per user files were stored in the samples subfolder.
  • Text was not displayed correctly in the Incremental Finder when the display is scaled at 200%.

Important Notes:

  • Please see upgrades for information about upgrading to TextPad 8.
  • Installing TextPad 8 does not uninstall TextPad 7.
  • TextPad 8 cannot be installed on Windows XP.

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Helios Software Solutions


Jan 18, 2016


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