12.1 Displaying and editing files

The text view is the default view in the Editor, and is the one which you will become most familiar with. In this view, a buffer containing the text of the current file is displayed, and you can move around it and change its contents as you wish, then save it back to the original file (assuming that you have permission to write to it). The text view is automatically displayed when you first invoked the Editor, and you can click on the Text tab to switch back to it from any other view. Text view in the Editor below shows an Editor in the text view with a file open.

Figure 12.1 Text view in the Editor

The text view has three areas, described below.

12.1.1 The toolbar

12.1.2 The editor window

12.1.3 The echo area

12.1.4 Using keyboard commands

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008