Chapter VII. More than a Text Editor

1. Indenting
2. Auto tag closing
3. Spell checker
4. Function reference
5.1. Special find and replace features
5.2. Thumbnail generation
6. Customizing the Quick bar
7. Custom menu
7.1. Adding a custom menu dialog
7.2. Adding a custom replace dialog
8. External programs, filters
8.1. Customizing browsers
8.2. Customizing Commands menu
8.3. Customizing Ouputbox menu

1. Indenting

To indent large sections of text, simply highlight the section and choose EditShift Right (Ctrl-.). To remove an indentation, choose EditShift Left (Ctrl-,). There are corresponding buttons in the tool bar for these menu options (see later in this text).

By default, Bluefish will use tabs for indenting, but can be configured to use spaces if you have Use spaces to indent, not tabs selected in the Editor preferences panel. The number of spaces used is the same as the Tab width option in the same preferences panel.

Here's an extract of Dante's work indented with the Shift Right button in the main tool bar:

A screen shot of a text indented with the shift right button

Figure VII.1. Indenting Part of a Text