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Re: st: WinEdt 6 text editor/ highlighting Stata syntax


From   Bert Jung <bjung59@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: WinEdt 6 text editor/ highlighting Stata syntax
Date   Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:34:22 -0400

Friedrich Huebler has general comments on integrating external editors
and Stata, http://s281191135.onlinehome.us/2008/20080427-stata.html.
Maybe that would be of help?

As alternative to WinEdt you can also check out the free Notepad++
(NPP, http://notepad-plus-plus.org/).  You can specify your own syntax
highlighting scheme quickly and transparently (go to View / User
Defined Dialogue).  NPP also offers code folding which so far missing
in WinEdt.  Friedrich describes how to use keyboard shortcuts to run
blocks of code in Stata.  NPP also has a number of useful plugins,
e.g. a FTP plugin that allows you to directly edit remote programs
(NppFTP).

The one downside is the creation pdfs from latex.  While WinEdt (at
least version 5) can close and re-open Acrobat to refresh a pdf
document, NPP cannot yet do this for Acrobat (but it does work for
other pdf readers like the free Sumatra).

Cheers,
Bert


On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:15 PM, Michael Crain <michaelcrain@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to integrate WinEdt text editor with Stata to write and edit DO files. I came across Philip Greenwood's Stata Mode on www.winedt.org for highlighting Stata commands in WidEdt. But his contribution was written for WinEdt version 5. I have the
> current version of WinEdt, which is version 6 and has some significant differences from version 5. Does anyone know whether
> Stata Mode works with WinEdt 6 or can be adapted. I'm afraid to install Philip's file for fear of corrupting something.
>
> Also, does anyone know of any other resources to get WinEdt 6 to highlight Stata syntax?
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