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HELIOS UNVEILS TEXTPAD 4.0 TEXT EDITOR FOR WINDOWS.

Helios Software Solutions has released TextPad version 4.0, a Windows 98/95/NT text editor that combines power with ease of use. TextPad's tabbed document selector makes it easy to open multiple documents and drag and drop text among them. The size of your documents is limited only by the amount of memory you have available, and you can edit multiple open documents simultaneously. There's even a four-way splitter with per-view cursor and selection.

Programmers will appreciate the color syntax highlighting for C/C++, HTML and Java, as well as free add-ons for Perl, AutoLisp, Pascal and many other languages. You can create document classes, associate file names with them, and define different parameters (such as font, color or tab stops) for each document class. There is an unlimited undo/redo capability.

Combinations of commands can be saved as keystroke macros and replayed with hot-keys. TextPad supports fixed and proportional fonts, as well as double-byte character sets for Asian languages. You can view binary files in hexadecimal format.

In addition to English, TextPad comes with French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian user interfaces. Free dictionaries for the spelling checker are available in 13 languages, plus English legal and medical terms. TextPad's toolbars are customizable. In-context help is available for all commands, and right mouse button clicks pop up in-context menus.

Other features new to version 4.0 include variable tab stops, file locking, unlimited file sizes and line lengths, and drag selection by word, line and paragraph.

Whether you're looking for a replacement for the limited text editor that comes with Windows, or a programming tool that will make your next coding job easier, TextPad is an easy-to-learn powerhouse.

TextPad 4.0 costs $27 (US) and can be purchased online at http://www.textpad.com. Site licenses, quantity discounts and a Windows 3.1 version of TextPad are available. You can download a fully-functional trial version from the same website. For more information, contact Helios Software Solutions, PO Box 619, Longridge, PR3 2GW England. Phone: +44 (1772) 786373. Fax: +44 (1772) 786375. Email: support@textpad.com. Internet: http://www.textpad.com.
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