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Instant Sublime Text Starter

Eric Haughee

Learn to efficiently author software, blog posts, or any other text with Sublime Text 2
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849693929
Paperback46 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Sublime Text Starter
So, what is Sublime Text 2?
Quick start – Creating your first text document
Quick start – Editing your first text document
Top features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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