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Joseph Russell
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I've recieved a few comments from the nitpickers about my indenting being goofy. I don't use an editor...so I'm sure my spacing is correct. The only thing I can think of is my email preferences are goofed up. They used to be at 55 for width (it's a Yahoo! account) but Marylin suggested I change it to 80. I did but it's still messed up apperently. Does anyone else have a Yahoo account and what are your settings?
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Is the button below the compose text area set to send "plain text" or "html tags allowed"?

Are you using the tab key to indent your code?

These are the two most common problems related to indenting.
 
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Joseph, I use Notepade with word wrap off and Yahoo with a width of 80 also (Marilyn had to explain it to me also). I have learned never to use the tab, that one took a while.
You might try sending your email to yourself to see the results, if you haven't tried that already.
 
Joseph Russell
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Nope I don't use the tab button. I always tap on the space key four times.
I think it's set to plain text. Is that what it should be?
 
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Do you use Outlook to control your Yahoo account Joseph ?. I once did it with a hotmail account.
 
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Something is putting tabs into your email. When I get it, it has tabs in it. Do you type it directly into Yahoo? Or do you cut and paste. You said you don't use an editor. What do you use to create your source.java file?

yes, you should be using plain text in Yahoo (or any other email client).

[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited May 19, 2001).]
 
Joseph Russell
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I cut and paste...could that be it? I just use notepad..with the word wrap turned off.

[This message has been edited by Joseph Russell (edited May 19, 2001).]
 
Johannes de Jong
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Joseph I suggest you start using an IDE. There was a very good discussion on IDE's but I can find it right now. I personally use TextPad TextPad and am very happy with it. What I like about it that it still lets me do all the work.
But what works for me might not work for you I suggest you do a search here on the Ranch there were quite a few discussions on IDE's.
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Pauline McNamara
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Recently read this discussion which IDE to learn Java with? over at the "IDEs and other tools" forum, lots of info about IDEs.
Pauline

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I agree with Paul and with most senior Java engineers that learning Java with a text editor is much superior to using an IDE.

Regarding Notepad... Sometimes Notepad tries to "help" you by changing some of your spaces to tabs (if you have 8 or more spaces for instance) without your knowledge, so using a different text editor would probably solve your problem, Joseph.
 
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TextPad is actually not much more than an improved notepad. You still have to code every single line yourself.

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But it's color-coded and it doesn't change your spaces to tabs unless you ask it to.
 
Joseph Russell
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I've read a lot on IDE's and have used Borlands IDE. The only thing I didn't like about Borland was I felt it was attempting to do too much for me, and I want to learn what's really going on.
Wasn't aware that textpad would add spaces. Pretty evil if you ask me. So, I guess I'll try TextPad.
Thanks for your input.
 
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Joseph I found the thread I found so helpfull.
Good Editor
By the way in it JC mentions a document he wrote with helpfull tips for textpad. Its worth asking him for it.
 
Joseph Russell
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Has anyone heard of an editor called BlueJ?
http://bluej.monash.edu/
Check it out and let me know what you think.
I have downloaded textpad. Definitely better than notepad. Thanks
 
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