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Project NWP/NWPT, The Nooby Word Processor/WP'ing Toolbar
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Puppus Dogfellow


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2014, 00:16    Post subject:  Project NWP/NWPT, The Nooby Word Processor/WP'ing Toolbar
Subject description: possibly NWP X or X NWP for the version that's a fork of xpad...
 

an ethereally minimalistic word processor:

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some background from here:
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Puppus Dogfellow wrote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79573


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nooby
PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2014, 12:11 Post subject: [Note] I want to be bold with a small text editor.
For many months now I have tried to find a small text editor
that can do something like this without me needing html code
by hand?
<b> Bold</b> to actual do the manual edit.Bold
I had hoped that Geany could if I just get an easy instruction
and maybe it can but I don't know how to do it.

I guess Abiword should be able to but fail to get how one does it there too.


found it, nooby. third and fourth posts of that thread.

NWP (the nooby word processor)

the above zipped folder is miriam's bold script plus several others made from it: italics, superscript, subscript, underline, strike through, small, large...i think that's it. they work best when dragged to a panel or the desktop. i included some icons i just made, but they're fairly lame.

tested in geany, xpad, and leafpad.

(Nooby's word processor is a wrapper around a text processor. it works well despite being thrown together by a noob. geany can export as html, and google drive, for example, can convert that into an actual word processing file. text processors are extremely reliable from what i've seen...and geany's got its own file tree view, tabs, and pull down menu...)
thanks for the inspiration, nooby (and the code, miriam). it's something i've wondered about myself, "why can't i just use the text editor for word processing..."

wonder if it's possible to get it to export to rtf or something like that...

the required xdotools.pet is included in the 47kb download.


[forgot that part of the forum isn't open access. that was one of nooby's last posts. maybe it can be of use to someone/someone can make it useful. think i'll eventually make a four panel frame for it and some icons that are less lame. when i figure out what's reasonable to ask of this project, i'll make a request at another part of this board for a pop up toolbar to be made from those eight scripts and/or ask for whatever additional functionality/toolbars the community can come up with. perhaps a button each for export to pdf, odt, rtf, etc.]


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quoting myself may not have been the best way to go about this, but it was likely the easiest... Smile


Anyway, my request is for those able to make pop up toolbars or meaningful contributions to the point that this can be called a project. dragging the scripts as icons to the desktop or panels, or making them buttons on popups (outside my range of abilities) can turn, or lead towards turning, any text editor/note-taker into a word processor. that's the theory anyway. i'm asking for toolbars and features.

thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2014, 22:32    Post subject: The Route of Forking Xpad
Subject description: it's small, autosaves at every keypress, remembers last configuration...
 

and i haven't been able to get the 4.2 version to work, so as yet no undo, redo, or whatever else was supposed to be added since 4.0.

it saves all its pads (they're really pages of limitless length) in a config folder with odd names that don't correspond to the titles/first lines, but right clicking on the task bar icon gives you all extant pads listed as blank (because nothing's been written on the first line) or by first line. maybe some sort of short code can be written atop each pad to let the program/toolbar (or button, if it's actually a hack/fork of xpad itself) know which pad(s) to grab, what order to combine them, what output format to use...

though i guess that sort of stuff can call up its own dialog box, calling up locations beyond xpad's config folder (and programs beyond xpad).

...shortcut keys once the toolbar has been called up...
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 09:08    Post subject: Re: The Route of Forking Xpad
Subject description: it's small, autosaves at every keypress, remembers last configuration...
 

Puppus Dogfellow wrote:
and i haven't been able to get the 4.2 version to work, so as yet no undo, redo, or whatever else was supposed to be added since 4.0.

it saves all its pads (they're really pages of limitless length) in a config folder with odd names that don't correspond to the titles/first lines, but right clicking on the task bar icon gives you all extant pads listed as blank (because nothing's been written on the first line) or by first line. maybe some sort of short code can be written atop each pad to let the program/toolbar (or button, if it's actually a hack/fork of xpad itself) know which pad(s) to grab, what order to combine them, what output format to use...

though i guess that sort of stuff can call up its own dialog box, calling up locations beyond xpad's config folder (and programs beyond xpad).

...shortcut keys once the toolbar has been called up...


leafpad plus geany is the better way to go. they're both included in all puppies out of the box and they both already have built-in redo/undo capability. the scripts linked above can be used to make leafpad essentially function like both xpad and a tabbed word processor. included is a script to launch a set as individual file windows (like leafpad but with the added bonus of human readable actual in fact titles) and one to launch a group all in the same geany window. the folder can be placed in a dropbox, spideroak, copy, or similar folder, and it would then be a means of note-taking between computers.

next step would be to work on exporting/converting and autolinking of various files. i think it's related to the cat command, Concatenate. getting started may be easier with don570's pet to create batches of empty files.
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