How to display line showing column numbers ?

regough
2008-06-06
2012-11-13
  • regough
    regough
    2008-06-06

    Is there a way to turn on a display of column numbers in Notepad++ ( similiar to SPF ) 

    below is an example

    ----5---10---15---20---25---30---35---40---45---50---55---60---65---70---75---80  and so on . . . . .

    This is extremely helpful when analyzing ASCII files from a conversion program, Any Ideas ? ?  Thanks.  regough

     
    • pshute
      pshute
      2008-06-06

      And don't forget you can always see the current column number in the status bar.

       
    • pshute
      pshute
      2008-06-06

      You can add a ruler using TextFx/TextFX Tools/Insert Ruler, but it's an actual piece of text, not a true ruler.  You can insert it anywhere in the document.

      Naturally this will be of no use if you scroll away from it.  To get around that you could clone to another view and have just the ruler in the top window: see http://notepad-plus.wiki.sourceforge.net/Multi-ViewHowTo .

      You can also turn on a single vertical line at whatever column you choose, in Settings/Preferences/Edit Componets/Vertical Edge Setting.