When editing large text files, you often need to move around between various parts of the files. EditPad Pro’s file navigation features enable you to keep a clear overview of your files, and quickly jump to different parts.
Quickly Jump to The Right Spot
EditPad Pro’s File Navigator gives you an overview of the file you are editing in a collapsible tree. The overview indicates key parts of your files. Those could be headings in a web page, tags in an XML file, news items in an RSS feed, classes and functions in software source code, etc. They can be sorted in the original order in the file, or alphabetically. Simply click on one of the items to jump to it in the file, or Shift+click to select it.
Fold Lines to Easily Edit Large Blocks
The File Navigator also prepares convenient foldable ranges, allowing you to hide parts of the file and make them visible again with just one click. By folding sections under their headers in a web page, nested tags under their containing elements in an XML file, function bodies under their declarations in software source code, etc., you can keep a larger part of the file visible while editing. This makes it easy to move blocks of text around, with far less scrolling.
File Navigation Schemes
The best part is that the File Navigator can provide this magic for any kind of text file. All it needs is a file navigation scheme. EditPad Pro ships with a large number of such file navigation schemes for many different file types. For many file formats, multiple schemes are provided. E.g. for HTML files, there’s a scheme showing just the headings, and another showing all HTML tags.
If your favorite file type is not supported, or its scheme doesn’t work the way you want, you can create your own fine navigation scheme for that file type. After creating your scheme, you can upload it to this web site (see below) and share it with other people. If you’re lucky, somebody else may have already created a file navigation scheme to your liking. In that case, you can simply download and install that scheme.
Download File Navigation Schemes
The easiest way to download and install a file navigation scheme is to pick Options|Configure File Types from the menu in EditPad Pro. Go to the Navigation tab, and click the Download button. EditPad Pro will then connect to the Internet and allow you to download and install any scheme with two mouse clicks. Then, the custom scheme will be available in the drop-down list with file navigation schemes.
If you cannot use EditPad Pro’s built-in download mechanism, you can download the schemes with a web browser using one of the links below. After downloading a .jgfns scheme file, you need to place it into the same folder as EditPadPro.exe. Then go into Options|Configure File Types|Navigation. Click the Refresh button to make EditPad Pro detect the new .jgfns file. Then, the custom scheme will be available in the File Navigation drop-down list in the file type configuration screen.
See the list of File Navigation Schemes available for download.
Important: The file navigation schemes listed on this web site will work with EditPad Pro 8.x.x only. If you are using EditPad Pro 6 or 7, you can download file navigation schemes within the software via Options|Configure File Types|Syntax & Navigation. In PowerGREP 4 or 5 you can download them via the Download Schemes button in the Editor section in the Preferences. Older versions of EditPad Pro and PowerGREP do not support file navigation schemes.
|File navigation and folding for Delphi source code files|
|File navigation for cascading style sheets (CSS). Notice how h1.two appears twice in the file navigation tree, once as the element under its class, and once as the class under its element. This way you can instantly see which elements use which classes, and which classes used by which elements.|
|Navigation settings in EditPad Pro’s file type configuration|