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MS Notepad Does Not Display Line Numbers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by W. eWatson, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    greyed out. What's wrong?
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Wordpad, maybe?

    W. eWatson wrote:
    > See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    > greyed out. What's wrong?
     
  3. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

    The option "Go To" will be enabled only if the word wrap option is disabled.
    Go to the format menu and click on Word Wrap option to uncheck it, now the
    "Go to" option will be enabled.

    --
    Rey


    "W. eWatson" wrote:

    > See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    > greyed out. What's wrong?
    > .
    >
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto greyed
    > out. What's wrong?


    Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
     
  5. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.

    Pegasus [MVP] wrote:

    >
    >
    > "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    > news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    >> greyed out. What's wrong?

    >
    >
    > Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    > http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
     
  6. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    Rey Santos wrote:
    > The option "Go To" will be enabled only if the word wrap option is disabled.
    > Go to the format menu and click on Word Wrap option to uncheck it, now the
    > "Go to" option will be enabled.
    >

    Ah, ha. Thanks.
     
  7. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote in
    news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org:

    > See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would
    > show Goto greyed out. What's wrong?


    The program is garbage.

    Try metapad lite OR full - lite is free and IGNORES the
    insert/overwrite nightmare - its best (but not only) unique and
    fantastic feature. Full has no file size limits and a few
    features but DOES recognize the insert/overwrite thing. Go
    figure. So I use both depending on what I'm doing.

    Edxor is unbeatable for serious work. Free.

    --
    There are only two classifications of disk drives: Broken drives
    and those that will break later.
    - Chuck Armstrong (This one I think, http://www.cleanreg.com/,
    not the ball player. But who knows. I can't remember where I got
    the quote. But it's true.)
     
  8. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    Bob I wrote:
    > Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    > Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >
    > Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    >>> greyed out. What's wrong?

    >>
    >>
    >> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    >> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.

    >

    Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.
     
  9. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    W. eWatson wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    >
    >> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    >> Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >>
    >> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    >>>> greyed out. What's wrong?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    >>> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.

    >>
    >>

    > Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.


    You're welcome, have a great day!
     
  10. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    Bob I wrote:
    >
    >
    > W. eWatson wrote:
    >
    >> Bob I wrote:
    >>
    >>> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    >>> Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >>>
    >>> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >>>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show Goto
    >>>>> greyed out. What's wrong?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    >>>> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.

    >
    > You're welcome, have a great day!
    >

    One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?
     
  11. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    W. eWatson wrote:

    > One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?


    It is saved unless you change again!
     
  12. ANONYMOUS

    ANONYMOUS Flightless Bird

    thanatoid wrote:

    >The program is garbage.
    >
    >
    >

    Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?
     
  13. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    ANONYMOUS <ANONYMOUS@EXAMPLE.COM> wrote in
    news:uh7sPIXlKHA.5656@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > thanatoid wrote:
    >
    >>The program is garbage.
    >>

    > Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?


    Has ANYONE?

    They /are/ very good at generating vast wealth, if you judge
    things by their financial value/potential.


    --
    There are only two classifications of disk drives: Broken drives
    and those that will break later.
    - Chuck Armstrong (This one I think, http://www.cleanreg.com/,
    not the ball player. But who knows. I can't remember where I got
    the quote. But it's true.)
     
  14. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    W. eWatson wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> W. eWatson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bob I wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    >>>> Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >>>>
    >>>> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >>>>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show
    >>>>>> Goto greyed out. What's wrong?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    >>>>> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.

    >>
    >>
    >> You're welcome, have a great day!
    >>

    > One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?


    Settings remain across sessions.
     
  15. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Flightless Bird

    Bob I wrote:
    >
    >
    > W. eWatson wrote:
    >
    >> Bob I wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> W. eWatson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Bob I wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    >>>>> Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >>>>>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show
    >>>>>>> Goto greyed out. What's wrong?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    >>>>>> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> You're welcome, have a great day!
    >>>

    >> One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?

    >
    > Settings remain across sessions.
    >

    Hmmm, mine didn't seem to. So this should work across reboots? I see
    that it's working now though.
     
  16. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    W. eWatson wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> W. eWatson wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bob I wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> W. eWatson wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Bob I wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on
    >>>>>> the Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    >>>>>>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show
    >>>>>>>> Goto greyed out. What's wrong?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe
    >>>>>>> - http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You're welcome, have a great day!
    >>>>
    >>> One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?

    >>
    >>
    >> Settings remain across sessions.
    >>

    > Hmmm, mine didn't seem to. So this should work across reboots? I see
    > that it's working now though.


    Mine always comes up with Status bar on WW off.
     
  17. Bill Sharpe

    Bill Sharpe Flightless Bird

    thanatoid wrote:
    > ANONYMOUS <ANONYMOUS@EXAMPLE.COM> wrote in
    > news:uh7sPIXlKHA.5656@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> thanatoid wrote:
    >>
    >>> The program is garbage.
    >>>

    >> Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?

    >
    > Has ANYONE?
    >


    Sure.
    See the poll in February's PC World. Most users really like Win 7. Most
    users liked XP. A few users even liked Vista.

    Personally, my current MS Wireless keyboard is the best keyboard I've
    ever used. "Ever" goes back to typewriters...

    Bill
     
  18. thanatoid

    thanatoid Flightless Bird

    Bill Sharpe <wfsnopam@adelphia.net> wrote in
    news:edgBkiilKHA.3128@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > thanatoid wrote:
    >> ANONYMOUS <ANONYMOUS@EXAMPLE.COM> wrote in
    >> news:uh7sPIXlKHA.5656@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >>> thanatoid wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The program is garbage.
    >>>>
    >>> Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?

    >>
    >> Has ANYONE?
    >>

    >
    > Sure.
    > See the poll in February's PC World.


    The ULTIMATE authority. Sigh. Polls. Read "How To Lie with
    Statistics".

    Does the poll state the percentage of people who hung up when
    the words "Microsoft" or "poll" were mentioned?

    > Most users really like
    > Win 7. Most users liked XP. A few users even liked Vista.
    >
    > Personally, my current MS Wireless keyboard is the best
    > keyboard I've ever used. "Ever" goes back to typewriters...


    The ORIGINAL MS Mouse was THE best mouse ever. Their kbds are
    decent. Note they only make hardware which the user /has to
    directly interface with/. Therefore it is clearly an carefully
    planned part of their monopolistic and "one world, one(...)"
    approach.

    Lots of people like Pepsi and Corona and whisky and root beer,
    none of which I can keep in my mouth for longer than 2 seconds.

    As for "most users" liking Win 7 and Vista, "most" people in the
    world are stupid. I try to keep whatever intelligence I was born
    with. Losing grey cells due to aging is bad enough.


    --
    There are only two classifications of disk drives: Broken drives
    and those that will break later.
    - Chuck Armstrong (This one I think, http://www.cleanreg.com/,
    not the ball player. But who knows. I can't remember where I got
    the quote. But it's true.)
     
  19. Bill Sharpe

    Bill Sharpe Flightless Bird

    thanatoid wrote:
    > Bill Sharpe <wfsnopam@adelphia.net> wrote in
    > news:edgBkiilKHA.3128@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> thanatoid wrote:
    >>> ANONYMOUS <ANONYMOUS@EXAMPLE.COM> wrote in
    >>> news:uh7sPIXlKHA.5656@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:
    >>>
    >>>> thanatoid wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> The program is garbage.
    >>>>>
    >>>> Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?
    >>> Has ANYONE?
    >>>

    >> Sure.
    >> See the poll in February's PC World.

    >
    > The ULTIMATE authority. Sigh. Polls. Read "How To Lie with
    > Statistics".
    >
    > Does the poll state the percentage of people who hung up when
    > the words "Microsoft" or "poll" were mentioned?
    >
    >> Most users really like
    >> Win 7. Most users liked XP. A few users even liked Vista.
    >>
    >> Personally, my current MS Wireless keyboard is the best
    >> keyboard I've ever used. "Ever" goes back to typewriters...

    >
    > The ORIGINAL MS Mouse was THE best mouse ever. Their kbds are
    > decent. Note they only make hardware which the user /has to
    > directly interface with/. Therefore it is clearly an carefully
    > planned part of their monopolistic and "one world, one(...)"
    > approach.
    >
    > Lots of people like Pepsi and Corona and whisky and root beer,
    > none of which I can keep in my mouth for longer than 2 seconds.
    >
    > As for "most users" liking Win 7 and Vista, "most" people in the
    > world are stupid. I try to keep whatever intelligence I was born
    > with. Losing grey cells due to aging is bad enough.
    >
    >

    My reply was to the questions:
    >>>> Have you ever said anything good about M$ products?
    >>> Has ANYONE?

    The answer, as I tried to point out, was Yes. And even you admit that
    the original MS mouse was the best mouse ever.

    MS has never made PC's, though, which I think is a pretty smart move.

    Notepad is better than Edit, which was much better than Edlin, if you
    can remember back to 1983.

    I'm a martini person myself!

    Bill
     
  20. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:36:40 -0800, "W. eWatson"
    <wolftracks@invalid.com> wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > W. eWatson wrote:
    > >
    > >> Bob I wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> W. eWatson wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> Bob I wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> Cursor position (Line Number and Column number) is displayed on the
    > >>>>> Status bar if WordWrap is not enabled.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Pegasus [MVP] wrote:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> "W. eWatson" <wolftracks@invalid.com> said this in news item
    > >>>>>> news:higv4i$6q1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>> See Subject. I put together a 6 line file, and Edit would show
    > >>>>>>> Goto greyed out. What's wrong?
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Nothing - notepad never supported line numbers. Try notepad2.exe -
    > >>>>>> http://www.flos-freeware.ch.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>> Ah, even better. I wanted to know how many lines were in the file.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> You're welcome, have a great day!
    > >>>
    > >> One more question. Is it possible to save the settings?

    > >
    > > Settings remain across sessions.
    > >

    > Hmmm, mine didn't seem to. So this should work across reboots? I see
    > that it's working now though.


    There is a *freeware* "Notepad++" (OpenSource) text editor that has
    line numbering, WYSIWYG (which MS Notepad is not), and much more. Home
    URL below:

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

    Look at the screenshots page. I highly suggest this for ANYONE.

    Very good for someone who needs to write script codes without a
    special editor.


    --
    ======== Tecknomage ========
    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    San Diego, CA
     

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