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st: RE: Text editor that has automatic table of contents?


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Text editor that has automatic table of contents?
Date   Mon, 1 Mar 2010 19:04:15 +0100

<>

" However, one thing that would be really great to have from a text
editor is an automatically generated Table of Contents."


In UltraEdit, you can assign bookmarks and give them names. Below the text,
you can open a small window "bookmark viewer" where you see the names and
can jump to them by double-clicking. Very neat! Those bookmarks persist,
even after the text file has been closed, btw.



HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Dana Chandler
Sent: Montag, 1. März 2010 18:41
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Text editor that has automatic table of contents?

Hello fellow statalisters -

I just recently started using Notepad++ and am very happy with the
editor (especially after figuring out how to run do-lines from within
the program http://s281191135.onlinehome.us/2008/20080427-stata.html).

However, one thing that would be really great to have from a text
editor is an automatically generated Table of Contents. For example, I
frequently write my do-files in indented sections (e.g., prepare data,
clean data, analysis 1, etc.). Some LaTeX editors make use of the
section/subsection declarations to create a Table of Contents that you
can see and point-click to while editting.

Are there any text editors that utilize indentation to show the first
level or two of heirarchy so that I could have a sense of the whole
do-file? Also - even if you don't know of any text editors, are there
any tips that people who write their do-files in sections have to
offer for keeping track of the structure of very lengthy do-files?

Thanks in advance,
Dana
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