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 13.1 Text view in the Editor
The text view has three areas, described below.
LispWorks IDE User Guide (Macintosh version) - 25 Nov 2011