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Spacing ruler for journals, etc.

TalamondTalamond Probably the Great Library of RamPosts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
I've shared this with a few people and figure there might be a couple more who could use it.

This is my crude "ruler" for gauging where the max character limit falls, as well as giving me a way to accurately center text (using a monospace font, of course):

-4321-987654321-987654321-987654321==123456789-123456789-123456789-1234-

Feel free to share your own methods and other formatting tricks.
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  • TalamondTalamond Probably the Great Library of RamPosts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited October 19
    Now with halves, thirds, and quarters:

    <-321-987654321-987654321-987654321==123456789-123456789-123456789-123->
    <-54321-987654321==123456789-12345-><-54321-987654321==123456789-12345->
    <-987654321==123456789-><-987654321==123456789-><-987654321==123456789->
    <-654321==123456-><-654321==123456-><-654321==123456-><-654321==123456->

  • MagentaMagenta EuropePosts: 160Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    If you use a text editor (e.g. Sublime), you can select text, hit CTRL+J, and have the entire text formatted into being one paragraph. Very useful if you want to avoid line breaks where you don't want them. (@Daeir shared this a while ago, so thanks are due to him!)
    TalamondAldwic
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaPosts: 6,276Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I don't know how anyone does anything without Sublime or another equally good text editor to be honest.
    AldwicAhmet
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 600Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I use Notepad+


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 590Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I use gdocs but god sublime would be amazing
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
  • TalamondTalamond Probably the Great Library of RamPosts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Notepad++ over here.

    You can sort of get away with Google Docs if you set the font to Courier New (size 11), bring the right margin down to 0.9 in (2.29 cm), and disable smart quotes.
    Aldwic
  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,138Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I use mudlet's editor and blind hope...
    TorinnAtalkezSolnirTalamond
  • TorinnTorinn Posts: 590Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Xaden said:
    I use mudlet's editor and blind hope...
    You like to live dangerously, don't you?
    Deucalion says, "Torinn is quite nice."
    ElipiseTalamond
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,131Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Xaden said:
    I use mudlet's editor and blind hope...
    Same. They’re just fancy


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
  • SolnirSolnir Posts: 426Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Also same.
  • TalamondTalamond Probably the Great Library of RamPosts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited October 19
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)

    Literally today, I learned that in Notepad++ you can do column selection and manipulation by holding alt.
    Edit: In Sublime it's ctrl + alt, but I had to disable the Intel graphics hotkeys.
    Torinn
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,131Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Talamond said:
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)
    There isn’t :)


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    Shayde
  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,138Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's the handsomeness he's referring to, Atalkez.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 38Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I use Atom or just plain Notepad for all my stuff.
  • ShaydeShayde Posts: 342Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Atalkez said:
    Talamond said:
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)
    There isn’t :)
    The three pretty boys of Targossas.  ;)



  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,242Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Shayde said:
    Atalkez said:
    Talamond said:
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)
    There isn’t :)
    The three pretty boys of Targossas.  ;)
    You've clearly never seen those three...
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  • TalamondTalamond Probably the Great Library of RamPosts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I suppose with me around, there has to be a tier beneath "gorgeous".

    Thanks to @Daeir, I think I'm sold on Sublime. Here's my Achaea stuff settings:

    "rulers": [72],
    "word_wrap": true,
    "wrap_width": 73,
    "font_face": "Courier New",
    "font_size": 9,
    "translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
    "auto_indent": false,
    "draw_indent_guides": false,
    "indent_subsequent_lines": false
    ShaydeTorinnAldwicDaeir
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 600Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    If anyone wants to give me $80 for sublime I'll use it :D


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
  • AccipiterAccipiter Posts: 263Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    @aralaya Isn't it free? I know I didn't pay for it but I might be naughty.
    Aldwic
  • KoganKogan Posts: 354Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Also on 3.3+ (I believe) you can set your Mudlet and sublime text themes to be the same. Which is just nice.
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 600Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    @Accipiter one I found is $80 :


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
  • MorthifMorthif Posts: 1,474Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I use Kate which is almost as good as notepad++
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 4,131Member, Secret Squirrel @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I use Notepad++ to actually write my stuff in, also use it for my html/JavaScript/c++ code


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
  • AccipiterAccipiter Posts: 263Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited October 20
    @Aralaya Pretty sure it is like WinRAR, you can buy it if you like but no one ever does.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation.

    AldwicTalamondTorinn
  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 3,216Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I just use the mudlet editor and then rage and cuss when I hit the submit button and find out that I was disconnected.

    (Mudlet Clan): Nylian says, "Mosr's on the case. Fix incoming."

    Tutorials and scripts  The Repository

    Xaden
  • SolnirSolnir Posts: 426Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Shayde said:
    Atalkez said:
    Talamond said:
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)
    There isn’t :)
    The three pretty boys of Targossas.  ;)

    I'm the prettiest girl at the ball, tbh
    ShaydeTalamond
  • AlyxeriAlyxeri Posts: 346Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Aralaya said:
    @Accipiter one I found is $80 :
    https://www.sublimetext.com/3

    "Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use. There is currently no enforced time limit for the evaluation."


  • ShaydeShayde Posts: 342Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Solnir said:
    Shayde said:
    Atalkez said:
    Talamond said:
    Xaden, Atalkez, Solnir... I wonder if there's a common thread among you three. =)
    There isn’t :)
    The three pretty boys of Targossas.  ;)

    I'm the prettiest girl at the ball, tbh


    Side note: Thanks for the suggestion on sublime. I've just been using standard notepad for editing.



    SolnirTalamondHataru
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