Home Download Buy Blog Forum Support

absolutely fundamental question

Re: absolutely fundamental question

Postby ldecola on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:29 pm

so far i'm using sublime for simple HTML coding and like it, but i'm still curious if there's anything like a basic document or tutorial that might get me a started?
ldecola
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Re: absolutely fundamental question

Postby skuroda on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:13 am

ldecola wrote:so far i'm using sublime for simple HTML coding and like it, but i'm still curious if there's anything like a basic document or tutorial that might get me a started?


I was browsing around and came across a link to this book (https://leanpub.com/sublime-productivity). Yes you have to pay for it (well it looks like the first chapter is free so you might want to go through that first). It also looks like they have a return policy. I've never gotten anything from Leanpub before, so you might want to review that. I skimmed through (well read the table of contents) and it seems to be much more like what you would like. Here is a link to the sample (first chapter) for some convenience - http://samples.leanpub.com/sublime-prod ... sample.pdf.
skuroda
 
Posts: 690
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:11 am

Re: absolutely fundamental question

Postby ldecola on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:46 pm

like what (the hell!) happened when i hit F9? looks like the program sorted my code - although Notebook shows it ok, sublime now only shows the sorted lines - how do i get back to the original view!

THIS is what i mean by a tutorial, or simple list of commands...!
ldecola
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Re: absolutely fundamental question

Postby ntenney on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:37 pm

Wow, hit random keys much? Looking at the menus, I see that f9 sorts the lines in file (under the edit menu). As long as you haven't saved the file in this state, there are 2 ways to proceed.

1. Undo (ctrl+z by default, under the edit menu)
2. Close the file without saving and re-open it.

The reason why there is no tutorial covering this topic is because Undo is a feature common to just about every application used to edit text in one way or another. From Word Processors to spreadsheets to text boxes in browsers, if you hit ctrl+z, chances are it will undo the most recent edit. Undo functionality has been a part of programs for 20+ years. It's assumed that if you are using a programmers text editor that you are familiar with the basics of editing text on a computer.

For more advanced topics, you should know that most of the support for Sublime Text comes from the community. But, the most basic way to learn keyboard shortcuts for things in any editor is to simply take the time to go through the menus of the application. That is how I determined what f9 did, and trying it out, I noticed that it put my window in a "dirty" state, meaning that the contents of the window had been changed, but not saved. This is indicated by the "x" in the buffer tab being replaced by a filled in circle. In general, if an action does this, it can be undone with the undo function.

For basic editing, you probably just want to stick with the things that are in the file, edit, and find menus. Once you are comfortable with most of the topics in those menus, move on to the selection menu.
ntenney
 
Posts: 67
Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Previous

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 6 guests