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    Hi. What I'm looking for sounds simple, but I'm stumped. I need a simple text editor that counts characters on a line (or in total) instead of inches. Mono spaced font of course. Anyone have any ideas? I've download about a dozen to try, and not one seems to do this. -- Al

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    Do you consider spaces to be characters? What about tabs? What about the carriage-return/line-feed characters at the end of a line?

    Notepad++ give character counts for the current selection and for the entire file. It includes tab characters and spaces, but not carriage-return/line-feeds.

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    The one program I know will count characters, spaces and edit is Office.
    I use it to practice my speed WPM. Of course you have to buy it. $200.

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    PSPad (http://www.pspad.com/en/) probably has too many features to rate as "simple", but it counts characters... choose File Info from the File menu.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them out, and see which works best for what I need. I did manage to track down another one ... Crimson Editor.

    Al

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