Archive for the ‘editor’ Tag

An editor for iPad Pro.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

I recently upgraded to an iPad Pro and decided to make it a tool for most things. One area needed was an “ok” editor.

I tried out “pages” and found it to be rather annoying. It would not recognize other file formats and it would recognize formatting.

I am using Textilus Pro right now and it’s been an improvement.


Wordpad can’t get rid of double line spacing

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

I was building a “quick and dirty” report and found in some cases, I would get a double line spacing with a carriage return.

I tried many things but I could not get rid of this “feature.”

Google showed an old entry which explained how to fix it.

Select all lines on your page which have this problem (I did a select all)

On the toolbar, look in the Paragraph section.  There you will see a button with both up and down arrows on the left side of a paragraph.  Click it.

There you will see Add 10pt spacing after paragraphs. Deselect that and you will see your selection return to single line spacing.

Changing to Powershell ISE

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I have had a constant problem with AdminScriptEditor.  For whatever reason, it will format certain lines which break up my variables (IE.  $  variable).

In a moment of anger, I decided to start using the Powershell ISE.  Simple but missing a few things such as a print menu.

There is the add-ons menu which is kind of clumsy but it gives you the chance to add missing routines and functions.

I found Jeffrey Hicks wrote a series of functions to extend ISE.  Simple install process and now I can print my scripts!

There is also a technet entry on this.

Powershell editor

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I sometimes get asked for suggestions for a Powershell editor.   Probably the biggest and best  is Sapiens Primalscript.  But with all the abilities and power; this means a bigger price tag. There is also an expectation of upgrades.  I let mine go too long and was told I had to purchase new.  😦

I also find many people are looking for a free editor.  Microsoft has a page of suggested editors on Technet.

As mentioned I have used Primalscript and recommend it if you have the money to invest.

I have used the one that comes with Powershell and it’s ok if you are starting out.

I have used the GUI version and found it’s ok for most things.

I am now starting to “play around” with Admin Script Editor.  The page shows it’s a purchased package but this is no longer the case.  The company closed shop but they made the last version free to people who use the itninja site.




Admin Script Editor is no more

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I was looking at upgrading my editor for powershell.

Normally, I use Sapien but I had not upgraded it for several years and they said I basically had to purchase it new.   I thought maybe with the New Years Eve deal but it appears they stopped doing that.  😦

I had a look at the old ASE and found the company had closed its doors last September but they made the last version free to people who join the itninja site.

It’s the enterprise version and so far it runs on 8.1.

Time will tell.