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13 Plugins to Make Gedit a More Useful Text Editor [Linux]

Jan 27, 2009, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])

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"How to install additional plugins
While Gedit ships with a set of default plugins, you can surely add as many as you like. To install a plugin for Gedit, you must first download it to a local folder and then extract the contents to '~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins/' directory. Also look for a package named "gedit-plugins" in your distribution’s package manager, this package contains some additional plugins for gedit. Once you have installed the plugin you want, you need to enable it via Edit>Preferences and then the Plugins Tab.

"And finally here is a list of the top plugins you should definitely check out if you do a lot of text editing:

"Align

"Lets you arrange blocks of text into columns easily and quickly. Just select the text to be arranged, go to Edit > Align, specify the column separator and presto you have instant columns. No more pressing tabs and arranging text manually!"

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