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RE: st: TEXTPAD
I have the same problem with EditPlus and every other editor I've tried.
Yes, one could switch to Stata and use the built-in do-editor. However, it
is not exactly feature-rich (no syntax highlighting, etc). Thus, I think
Nick's point is that it would be nice to have the features of a good text
editor married to the convenience of being able to work on the data
currently in memory. Yes, I know, I'm lazy. But I'm GenX; I'm all about
convenience - especially in computing. Don't you think its great that Stata
is already so good that we actually have time to sweat the small stuff?
Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Newson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 3:41 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: st: TEXTPAD
> At 15:30 04/12/02 -0500, Nick Winter wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Roger Newson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 3:17 PM
> > > To: email@example.com
> > > Subject: Re: st: TEXTPAD
> > >
> > >
> > > At 11:27 04/12/02 -0800, Javier Bacarreza wrote:
> > > >Does Anyone know Hoe can i run STATA from TextPad?..
> > > >How can I configure It?
> > >
> > > In TextPad, get into the Configure menu. Then click on
> > > Preferences->Tools->Add. Then add a command line like that
> > > for your Stata
> > > shortcut. (You might want to make the "Initial Folder" option
> > > equal to
> > > $FileDir so that Stata always starts in the directory containing your
> > > current file.) After this, you should be able to run Stata
> > > using the Tools
> > > menu.
> > >
> > > TextPad has a good on-line help of its own, which should help
> > > you a lot.
> > > Try the menu sequence Help->Help topics and type in the
> > > keyword "tools".
> > > You might also like to associate file extensions such as .do
> > > and .log with
> > > TextPad, so that, if you click on a do-file, then it opens it
> > > in TextPad
> > > instead of running it.
> > >
> > > I hope this helps.
> > >
> > > Roger
> >Anyone figured out how to get such a tool in Textpad to switch to the
> >currently running Stata, rather than starting a new version?
> Surely, if you want to do that, you simply click on the icon for the
> currently running Stata on the icon bar at the bottom of your screen. So
> nothing is gained by having a TextPad tool to do this. Or am I missing
> Roger Newson
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