Instant Sublime Text Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Reduce redundant typing with contextual auto-complete
  • Get a visual overview of, and move around in, your document with the preview pane
  • Efficiently edit many lines of text with multiple cursors

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 46 pages
Release Date : January 2013
ISBN : 1849693927
ISBN 13 : 9781849693929
Author(s) : Eric Haughee
Topics and Technologies : All Books, App Testing, Instant, Other

Table of Contents

Instant Sublime Text Starter
  • Instant Sublime Text Starter
    • So, what is Sublime Text 2?
    • Installation
      • OS X
        • Step 1 – Downloading Sublime Text 2
        • Step 2 – Installing
        • Step 3 – Launch
        • And that's it!
      • Ubuntu (Linux)
        • Step 1 – Download 64 bit or 32 bit?
        • Step 2 – Extract
        • Step 3 – Permissions
        • Step 4 – Launch
        • Step 5 – Add to user path (optional)
        • And that's it!
      • Windows
        • Step 1 – Download 64 bit or 32 bit?
        • Step 2 – Install
        • Step 3 – Launch
        • And that's it!
    • Quick start – Creating your first text document
      • Step 1 – Launch Sublime Text 2
      • Step 2 – Begin editing the file
      • Step 3 – Save the document
    • Quick start – Editing your first text document
      • Step 1 – Opening a document
      • Step 2 – Editing the file
      • Step 3 – Saving the file
    • Top features you need to know about
      • 1 – Minimap
      • 2 – Multiple cursors
      • 3 – Editor modes: Distraction Free and Vintage
        • Distraction Free mode
        • Vintage mode
      • 4 – Goto Anything, Goto Symbol, and Goto Line
        • Goto Anything
        • Goto Symbol
        • Goto Line
      • 5 – Command Palette
      • 6 – Plugins using Package Control
        • Installing the Package Control plugin
        • Usage
        • Installing a package
        • Upgrading packages
        • Removing a package
      • 7 – Snippets
      • 8 – Macros
        • Assigning a hotkey
        • Example
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Twitter

Eric Haughee

Eric Haughee is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Application Design. During his time in college, he worked as an intern with companies doing .NET development, PHP development on the LAMP stack, and .NET Pocket PC development. Throughout this time, Eric worked as a contractor using technologies such as PHP and jQuery mobile. Upon graduating, he took a position at JP Morgan Chase as an Application Developer and currently works with .NET technologies. Outside of work, Eric dabbles in Ruby, Python, and other technologies for web and application development. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Use the preview pane to view and move around your document at a high level
  • Utilize multiple cursors to edit your text in many locations at the same time
  • Focus better on the task at hand using distraction free mode
  • Use vintage mode for those familiar with the Vi and VIM editors
  • Explore the Goto Anything features of Sublime Text 2
  • Invoke the various commands and features available using the command palette
  • Install and manage community created plugins
  • Create and invoke your own macros

In Detail

There are many areas of computing that require the creating or editing and manipulating of text. We may need to author or edit plain-text documents for software development, building a website, or even just writing a blog post. While other options exist, Sublime Text 2 is a fast, feature-filled option that allows you to efficiently and rapidly manipulate and author your content or software with ease.

The "Instant Sublime Text Starter" book is a practical guide that provides numerous step-by-step instructions detailing some of the many features Sublime Text 2 provides to streamline your text editing. This starter can also serve as a reference guide to many of the great features Sublime Text 2 has to offer.

This book looks at the various features Sublime Text 2 offers in order to increase the efficiency and ease of text manipulation and creation with a focus on programming related topics. It will take you through basic tasks from opening and saving documents all the way up to defining your own snippets and macros. You will learn these topics by way of easy to reference, stand-alone, step-by-step tutorial sections.

You will also learn about some of the innovative features Sublime Text 2 has to offer, such as multiple cursors for editing in more than one place at a time, the preview pane, the command palette, and the Goto Anything features, among others.

With the Sublime Text 2 Starter, you will learn everything you need to know to begin using Sublime Text 2 and some of its more advanced features. This will provide you an excellent start on utilizing Sublime Text 2’s powerful features and give you a good foundation to move on to its most advanced features on your own.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A starter which teaches the basic tasks to be performed with Sublime Text with the necessary practical examples and screenshots.

Who this book is for

This book requires only basic knowledge of the Internet and basic familiarity with any one of the three major operating systems, Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X. However, as Sublime Text 2 is primarily a text editor for writing software, many of the topics discussed will be specifically relevant to software development. That being said, the Sublime Text 2 Starter is also suitable for someone without a programming background who may be looking to learn one of the tools of the trade.

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