Frequently asked questions


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Can the program be installed on Linux using Wine?

Yes it can. (To use the preview features you need to install Windows Explorer and Firefox 3 (Windows version). It probably wont work very well though. Wine support for ActiveX components are not very good. You will most likely hang the program.)
To install the editor on Linux you need to:

  • Copy the file "c:\Windows\System32\usp10.dll" from Windows to ".wine/drive_c/System32/".
  • Run Wine configuration. In the application tab add "TextEd.exe".
  • Switch to the library tab. Add usp10.dll to the list.

Can the program open large log files > 250 GB?

On a 64-bit system the program should be able to use 3.5 - 4 GB of memory. On a 32-bit Windows you can set the /3GB boot switch Enabling 3GB switch on Windows.

The program crash when using Physical Address Extension (PAE).

Try to add the program to your DEP exception list or disable PAE.

The program does not run when Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is active.

Try to add the program to the DEP Exception list.

I get an error message: "The procedure GetStockObject could not be located in the DLL GD132.DLL" when I try to run the program.

If you get this error you are probably running Windows XP SP1. You may have to update to SP2 or you could try to replace the gdi32.dll. Download from here.

How do I install the portable version?

No installation is needed. Unzip the archive to a suitable location and run.

Why does the program use so much memory?

Well, actually it's not that much. Without the explorer and Firefox components it doesn't use more memory than a comparable C++ editor.
The explorer component use a lot of memory. This component is used in the explorer tabs and in the file commander (FTP client). Other components with the same capabilities utilize the same amount of memory, so changing the component does not really help. And using a simpler solution is not desirable.
The Firefox preview component use a lot of memory as well. Again, there is not much I can do about it.

Encodings and Code Pages

How do I convert between Ansi,Unicode and UTF-8?

The editor always convert the file to Unicode when opened. So the document is always treated as unicode internally (UTF-16). But you can still change the encoding of the file saved. To change the file encoding select an encoding in the "Save As..." dialog. You can also change the encoding in the convert menu. The document will then be saved using this new encoding.

Can I add Unicode to an ANSI file?

Yes! The text is handled as Unicode in the editor. You just have to remember to save it as UTF-8 or UTF-16. Otherwise the Unicode information will be lost.

What does the encoding message in the status bar mean?

It indicates the encoding of the file. Not the encoding used by the editor. E.g. if the status bar says "ANSI" that only means that the file was saved as ANSI. The text is handled as Unicode in the editor.


How do I move syntax colors for a highlighter (e.g. C++) from v9.x to v10.x or later?

You may have noticed that your old editor colors are gone. But don't worry, they still exist in the settings file. You just have to import them to the currently used theme.

Open the theme manager "Environment -> Themes -> Customize..." and select the highlighter (e.g. C++).

Themes manager

Open the dropdown menu and select "Import old syntax colors from settings(v9.x)...". This will overwrite the current colors and import your old ones.

Click "OK" or "Apply" to use your old colors.

How do I use my old syntax theme colors in v10.x or later?

If you have created your own syntax color theme in v9.x, you have to save the color theme to a file. You have to do this using v9.x. You will find a dropdown menu in settings (highlighter section) to do this.

Now you can import colors from the saved syntax color file. The color file should be stored in the "<AppData>\RJ TextEd\Syntax color themes" folder as an XML file. You can import colors for all languages or just a specific highlighter.

Display the dropdown menu (as you did above) and select "Import colors from file...". Select the color file you wish to import colors from. As above, the current colors are overwritten and you click "OK" or "Apply" to accept the new colors.


How do I add a file extension to a highlighter?

Open the Add-ons window and switch to the highlighters tab. Select a highlighter and add a new extension to the file extension list.

How can I use a spell check dialog in the program?

Open the Add-ons window and switch to the dictionaries tab. Uncheck the option "Spell check as you type". Now, if you click on the spell check button in the main toolbar a spell check dialog is opened.


What is the file commander used for?

It's main purpose is to help you update your web site. It has features to synchronize folders and change permissions and attributes. To open a remote or local file you only have to double click on the file. And, of course, the standard copy, move, delete and rename are also available. It is also a very simple file manager.

What programming language did you use to create RJ TextEd?

Codegear Delphi 2007! The program is a win32 application.

What text editor component (memo) are you using in the editor?

RJMemo is written as a Delphi VCL component and can only be used in a Delphi application. The component or the source code is not available at this time. If I ever release it, I will probably do so as a shareware component.

Is the source code available?

No! There are several reasons for not releasing the source code. The most important must be that I just don't want to. I'm very protective when it comes to my code. I probably wouldn't leave my own mother alone with it without some supervision.