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madesimple #1
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Subject: Recommandation needed: Which texteditor to work offline with textfiles
Which texteditor is (best suited) recommended to create und change easily offline textfiles (outside of dokuwiki).

I think that longer text passages should be handled and layouted offline and imported afterwards in dokuwiki by ftp-upload.

I would like furtermore to work on textfiles when being disconnected/offline.

Thank you for your recommandations.
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Personally I'd recommend Vim (I made syntax highlighting plugin for it [1] - ATTENTION the xmlrpc stuff of the plugin is broken atm). However, it is by no means an easy editor and has a very steep learning curve. I'd suggest you use the editor which suits you most. For better recommendations it would be good to know on which system you're working on (Linux, Windows, OS X). In any case the editor needs to have UTF-8 support.

[1] http://chimeric.de/projects/dokuwiki/dokuvimki
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This post was edited on 2009-06-23, 11:19 by chi.
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madesimple #3
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To clarify: The OS I use is Windows XP.
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Okay, I don't use Windows. But Notepad++ or Notepad2 seem to be popular on this platform. Jedit might also be worth a look.
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madesimple #5
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Thank you.

I downloaded notepad2 - and it works fine!
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Subject: Two options are good
Hi madesimple
                  I use windows XP.Notepad++ is a good option.But there is another free editor(WYSIWYG ) .This software is called Zoundry Raven.This software is open source  :-D This helpes you a great deal if you are a blogger too.It can post directly to blogger blogs also  :-D
http://www.zoundryraven.com/
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turnermm (Moderator) #7
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I've been using  Programmer's File Editor for many years. I have found it to be the a great text editor for straight text editing.  By "straight", I mean that you can't do things like make bold or italic, etc.  The files are saved in either DOS or Unix format, as pure ASCII text.  It does not understand UTF-8 but it does understand accented Latin characters and the German double S, as in weiß, which are part of the ASCII character set. 

It has line-numbering, which you can turn on and off; it understands both windows and unix line endings; it can insert user templates, reformat lines and paragraphs according to a set number of characters; you can set the number of spaces for tabs, so that, for instance, for DW lists you can set the tab to two characters for lists and nested lists.  The home page is:

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/steveb/cpaap/pfe/default.htm

The developer stopped updating it in 1999.  But it's still widely used by programmers and he's left it on line.
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Taggic (Moderator) #8
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In reply to post #1
Quote by madesimple on 2009-06-23, 10:01:
I think that longer text passages should be handled and layouted offline and imported afterwards in dokuwiki by ftp-upload.

I would like furtermore to work on textfiles when being disconnected/offline.


I'm using "DW on a stick" to edit the content offline and see the layout before transfer it to online.
If your online DW is not https, then you could use the XMLRPC to update from offline to online DW and vice versa.
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Anna_Jo #9
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Subject: Syntax highlighting
Can you reccomend any off-line editor wiht highlighting DokuWiki syntax?
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shivahnshankar #10
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Sorry to bring this old thread back but has the status changed since the last post? While wiki markup is ideal, it would help to give new users a way to edit content offline, in a WYSIWYG environment and then transfer the files to the server.

Advantages:
1. Offline editing
2. Easier ramp up from MS Word etc to Dokuwiki
3. Editing of long articles is much simpler

I tried the following options:

1. Markdown: of course has great editors (live preview/typora)but the markdown plugins are either not maintained or have many restrictions.
2. I believe XMLRPC is not easy either.
3. At a minimum, an editor with Dokuwiki syntax support does not exist on windows

Any other suggestions on how we can address this?
Thanks
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turnermm (Moderator) #11
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See ckgedit and ckgdoku for WYSIWYG
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boardtc #12
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Quote by shivahnshankar on 2018-01-19, 05:51:
At a minimum, an editor with Dokuwiki syntax support does not exist on windows

Any other suggestions on how we can address this?
Thanks
I am a long time https://www.editpadlite.com/ user and I just wanted to make you aware of an option it has, note it is only available for the paid version however. It has a Syntax Coloring Scheme Editor https://www.editpadpro.com/manual.html#filetypecscsedit where you can create your own syntax coloring schemes for use with EditPad Pro.
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cziehr #13
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As Taggic posted in 2011, I would recommend to use a local version of DokuWiki together with the plugin ckgedit: https://www.dokuwiki.org/install:dokuwiki_on_a_stick

You don‘t have to use xmlrpc to get your new pages on the server, ftp also works fine.
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Note: If you upload a bunch of pages to the wiki, make sure to rebuild the search index (searchindex plugin is good for this) so they appear in search results.
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