Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 5/31/12]

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/7]

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Ack! I recommend using the Autosave plug-in. Notepad++ is pretty good about not crashing, but sometimes it does. I think my recent crash may be related to the auto-complete, so I'm just using the function completion, but turning of the automatic function hint. I just hit ctrl-shift-space if I want to see the hint.

I just lost the starting development of the button editor, but only like 30 min of work. My autosave is set to every 5 min now, just in case this happens again.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/7]

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Here's a very useful Notepad++ Macro you can use. Copy the "Copy Block" tag in to your Macros tag in shortcuts.xml in your ApplicationData/Notepad++ directory:

Copy Block:

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    <Macros>
        <Macro name="Copy Block" Ctrl="yes" Alt="no" Shift="yes" Key="67">
            <Action type="0" message="2451" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2332" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="43026" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="44030" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2306" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2304" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2453" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2301" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2178" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2304" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2453" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="44031" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="43041" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="2" message="0" wParam="43032" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2451" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
            <Action type="0" message="2453" wParam="0" lParam="0" sParam="" />
        </Macro>
    </Macros>


Or if you don't already have custom macros you can just copy this file to your Application Data/Notepad++ directory as shortcuts.xml.

TO USE MACRO: shift-ctrl-C

The only requirement is that you have the cursor somewhere in the collapsible block of text you want to copy. This makes it real easy to copy your current text in to RPedit. I'm using the latest version of Notepad++ and I don't know will happen if you use an older version... but it'll probably work.
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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/20

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I just updated all maptool.xml and userDefineLang.xml with new keywords, functions, prefixes and common words.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/20

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Thanks for this. It's a great resource, and is preventing my Earthdawn 3rd Ed framework from dying of neglect.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/20

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Glad to hear it. I put this all together for my own selfish reasons, but I'm happy to share with those around me.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 11/28

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I just added the resources needed to get the spell checker to work. I don't need it very often while coding, but it's nice to have when I do. See original post for the 2 file downloads. If you work in non-english, you can download the first link and click 3rd link for a different dictionary language download.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 12/2]

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I totally missed a thread about modifying Maptool's interface so the edit pane can show larger text. I added a file and directions in the OP to make the edit pane font larger and bold. I also included a pet peeve fix with button margin spacing and reduce it from 12px to 4px. Looks good and doesn't take up all that darn space.

A link to the TinyLaF thread by JonathanTheBlack is also in the OP if you want to make your own changes.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 12/2]

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Quick question on the theme put up.

Do all the clients also have to have this theme installed in their maptool directory? If I design forms and such using your 4px spacing will the connected users see it as 4px or 12px?

It does look alot better by the way.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 12/2]

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Yes, you'll have to have your clients download the theme as well for them to see it correctly.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 12/2]

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Sir Flak wrote:Do all the clients also have to have this theme installed in their maptool directory?

Yes. Everything that isn't part of the campaign is local to the machine: TinyLAF theme, global macros, preferences, resource library, etc.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 2/26]

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@Aliasmask: I am at work and cannot access your SugarSync account. Anyway of getting these placed somewhere else like the gallery?

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 2/26]

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neofax wrote:@Aliasmask: I am at work and cannot access your SugarSync account. Anyway of getting these placed somewhere else like the gallery?

With the exception of the Aspell files, they are pretty small files. I added them to the first post in a zip file.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 2/26]

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Thanks! Works perfect on my portable install. Just had to change the fonts from Arial to Consolas to get to a mono-spaced font. Would use Droid-Mono, but can't install it here.

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 2/26]

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I have decided to try NP++ out for codeing Maptool macros. Looks like it will make it easier.

I decided to use the .zip install.

I am attempting to place the userDefineLang.xml and shortcuts.xml files in the locations you instructed, but I do not have a notepad++ folder in the application data folder. I assume it's becuase I am using the zip version that I unziped to a flash drive. I can run notepad++ from the drive, but don't know where I need to place these files now. Any idea?

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Re: Notepad++ Maptool Text Editor config file [UPDATE: 2/26]

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Sydious wrote:I have decided to try NP++ out for codeing Maptool macros. Looks like it will make it easier.

I decided to use the .zip install.

I am attempting to place the userDefineLang.xml and shortcuts.xml files in the locations you instructed, but I do not have a notepad++ folder in the application data folder. I assume it's becuase I am using the zip version that I unziped to a flash drive. I can run notepad++ from the drive, but don't know where I need to place these files now. Any idea?

If you can wait until Monday, I will let you know. I use the portable version of Notepad++ on my PC at work. Since we have standardized systems that the main IT office enforces. So I am not allowed to install stuff on it, but I use this program for almost any text work I do. If you get the portable version, there is a special folder made that notepad++ looks for inside the directory where the exe is run. If this is there, it will use the files from that folder, if not, it will look in the usual places.
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