is a freeware DOS editor similar to, but better than the standard DOS edit program.
· Both, columns and lines
can easily be marked.
· Word wrap.
· 112 bits encryption option.
· Integrated spelling checker
· Spell check HTML and RTF
· Copy and paste to other
· Accesses the Windows
· Under continuous
development since 1995
· And lots and lots more...
Check out also our newer version for Windows, WinPedit.
ASCII editors are generally pretty thick on the ground and most are in the 'ho
hum' category -- you'd wonder why anyone would go out of their way to write a
program when Microsoft has included MS-Edit (which doesn't do a bad job) with
all recent releases of DOS. Pedit is not just another ASCII text editor and, even
though it has a similar look-and-feel to MS-Edit, the enhancements make it a bloomin'
marvel. Pedit has such refinements as a spell checker, thesaurus, macro facility,
word wrap, heaps of keyboard shortcuts (many based on the old WordStar commands
but also includes many Windows ones, like Ctl-X, Ctrl-C, etc) and it even has
a pop up table showing ASCII numbers. Win95 users will be pleased to note that
it supports long filenames. There are heaps more features, many of them aimed
directly at programmers, but the best thing to do is to go and test drive this
baby yourself. The options menu is Alt-F1 and there you find everything you need
to customize it to your heart's content.
Completely Free Software
The next time you need to edit text in DOS, don't use the MS-DOS editor -- try
Pedit (Program Editor) instead. This free program runs circles around the Microsoft
product, with better features for general usage and programming alike. Both columns
and lines can be marked for alterations and/or deletions. Indentation of source
files can be changed with no fuss. You can insert/append another file into the
current file and easily access an ASCII chart and tables for line-drawing and
foreign characters. Other features include mouse support, position marking and
jumping, word wrap of marked blocks (so text documents and email can be modified
and easily made readable again), an integrated spelling checker and thesaurus,
the ability to copy and paste to Windows applications, macros, and long-filename
support. Even though DOS programs of this type aren't in vogue nowadays, Pedit
would still make a great addition to any power user's toolkit.
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