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Dynamic Text viewing and editing [on hold]

I am developing an android app. A part of it is that I want to show some text to the user. I want to provide some simple tools for the user to edit the text. The simplest thing I want is for the user ...
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Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?

I see lots of apps that can create "files that contain text", but the files are in their own proprietary format. I would like to create a plain text file so that if the file is transferred to a ...
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How to open text files with DropBox on Android?

I have the DropBox app on my Samsung Galaxy S 2. It seemed to me that before, when I clicked on a text file, it would open a text editor. I think Dropbox had its own internal editor. Now, however, ...
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How to read documents in RTF file type?

I'm searching a way to maintain RTF files for open/editing but at least for reading, because I have no support for it on my device. I tried mobile docs view and yozo office but they didn't support ...
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How to cut and paste on Sony XPeria Z1?

Assuming a healthy phone, what is the normal procedure for cutting and pasting from editable text fields on Android? On my iPhone this pops up after selecting text, but I cannot even select the text ...
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Handwrite / draw on a text document

Is there an Android app that enables hand-writing / drawing on a word document? I want to draw and write on the text. I don't want to edit the document, but write on the top of it. Instead of typing ...
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How can I emulate ctrl-Z (undo) in Android 4.1.2 on a Galaxy Note 3?

Based on this question and this question and this issue, it sounds like Android basically doesn't have undo/redo functionality. (I guess? Correct me if I've misunderstood or if the situation has ...
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Writing structured text documents

I recently bought an Android tablet with a keyboard, and would like to use it to take notes of conferences, lectures, meetings etc. On a Windows or Linux notebook, I would use the excellent LyX ...
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Console text editor

Is there any vi/vim/pico/nano console build for android or any other editor which I can use in remote interactive adb shell. I don't need GUI at all. I've seen Vi IMproved Touch and it's a nice ...
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Can I turn off auto-correct for numbers?

Auto correct changes times to some previous unrelated number I have typed. It is clearly a programming issue where 530 doesn't look anything like 213-7145. Droid should either ignore numbers or not ...
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fulltext search txt and html

I want a full text search File manager for my Nexus 7. Lifehacker writes about ES but after trying it out, it doesn't do full text search What would be your choice? I have mostly .txt and .pdf files ...
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How do I open a text file of any extension in Android?

I have several types of file on my Google Drive and on my SD card (.C, .ASM, .H, .INC, .LOG) which are all just text files. But I just can't view them on my Android phone because it says that there ...
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Unix utilities (cat, grep, ls etc.) for Android?

I'm transitioning to one folder with many (txt-)files, adapting (letters instead of symbols, lowercase only, no spaces) Merlin Manns txt-setup. With cat, grep, head and other Unix-utilities, it's ...
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Larger edit area for SMS writing?

The Handcent app has a feature where with a click of a button I can switch to a larger edit area. This allowed me to preview my messages in whole before sending them off and edit them comfortably. ...
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Is there any way to edit ODT documents on Android?

I need to edit my OpenOffice documents. Is there any version of LibreOffice for Android? Or Is there any ODT texteditor app for Android?
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Open HTML file with text editor

Is it possible to open an HTML file with a text editor for example so that I can edit it's source? Thank you.
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Copy Paste with Touch

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I have a problem with the copy and paste feature. Since about 2 Weeks ago, I have been unable to copy by holding on the text and clicking copy. If I long press on text ...
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Dropbox: How do I open a file without extension as a text file?

I have 1000+ text files without extension in my DropBox folder. While looking the list of them by the DropBox app for Android, I touched one of them to see and edit but the app just said I should ...
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How to open .conf files with File Expert?

I have a rooted Android device running 4.0.3. I bought full version of File Expert in order to browse root file system. I navigate to a .conf file and want to open it, but the app says There is no ...
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Is there a way to create new files in Astro FM

Astro File Manager has a text file editor built right in. Is there a way to create new text files in the app and edit them directly in it? I am not looking for other apps (I know they exist) - ...
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Online note taking

I need to be able to save text (like url, sms, etc) on my android phone which can also be viewed on the Internet through a URL. Right now I use Google Drive (which takes time) or Facebook chat (by ...
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How do I *really* disable autocorrection?

I am experiencing this on a Droid2 Global running Froyo, but it was happening on a Droid Pro as well. It did not happen on my Droid running Cyanogen or stock Froyo. When I'm typing in the gTalk app ...
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Word Processor/text editor Apps?

Are there any decent word processing applications for android? I've looked through the market and it seems that they all seem to suffer from the same issue, they fall over and sometimes overwrite ...
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plain text editor that can delete lines

I keep to do lists on my computer using plain ASCII text (.txt) files that I sync with Dropbox. I just got an Android tablet and I'd like a text editor that I can use to edit those files. I need ...
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Is there a Google Docs editor for Android that actually works?

I have tried several Google Docs editors for Android and none of them has fully featured editor functionality. Selecting things like fonts and colors is absent and I have actually tried two editors ...
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How do I copy and paste text between applications?

Very often I find myself wishing that I could copy text from a tweet I am reading (in the Twitter app) and paste it in, for example, TweetDeck so I can retweet/reply. How do I go about doing this? ...
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text editor that starts out in view mode?

I would like a text editor that works like the Google Docs app, where you start out viewing a file and if you want to edit it you specifically have to click an "Edit" button. The reason this would be ...
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Why are my auto-complete suggestions so bad?

When I'm typing into a text entry field, the auto-complete suggestions I get are much worse than they used to be (they have never worked well on this phone, but have worked great on previous Android ...
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How do I disable the annoying auto-correction of punctuation on device keyboard?

Here are two examples: (I'm using the '|' as the cursor) Example #1: I want to put the next word in quotes | type '"' followed by a word and closing quote: I want to put the next word in quotes" ...
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Looking for a Text Editor that doesn't truncate a file prematurely

I'm trying to find a decent text editor. I've tried the following apps (in order of preference): TxtPad Lite, Scribtor Notes, AmbleLink Notepad All of them truncate the text file at 9025 bytes. The ...