Before we start
Often your work consists of many files belonging together, here called a project. These macros try to provide quick access to projects: jf_project.nm depends on utilities.nm. Here are the menu definitions to be imported. Notice that you need NEdit v5.5 with tabbed interface! You also should have the list_multi_sel() function. Read the menu and the macro files for instructions.
This macro shows tips from a file. Here is
a tips file for NEdit's macro language and
another one for C from the (old) calltips patch.
Requires NEdit v5.4! Both macro and tips files updated on 06-21-03.
More calltips files (for Perl and PHP).
This macro finds all search strings in the buffer and backlights them. You can do multiple searching with different colors. Requires NEdit 5.4. Updated 08-27-03.
Better paragraph formatting
fill_paragraph() (Ctrl-J), while handy especially when used with rectangular selections, is in itself somewhat too simple. It doesn't consider quotings nor block comments.
This macro emultates NEdit's Ctrl-J command (including rectangular selections) using the external formatter par. Make sure to get it first.
By the way, to create boxes of all kinds use boxes.
For macro writers
Here are two macros: One macro loads the current edited file as macro file. It is useful if you write user defined macro functions. Then you can quickly load or re-load the macro functions for testing. The other macro allows you to run arbitrary macros located in an NEdit editing window. You can also run a selected region of the window as a macro.
Moreover, the extract menu entries macros show you a list of the accelerator keys that you have defined and let you extract macros and pattern sets from an NEdit preference file. Requires NEdit v5.4. Last update 06-30-2005.