I would like to Change behavior of tab erasing in the WinEdt editor. When I insert a tab (pressing the tab key), it does insert a tab, but if right after that I press backspace to erase it, it erases single space characters, one at a time. Thus, in order to erase a full tab I need to press backspace e.g. 4 times. Is it possible to change the program behavior so that backspace deletes the full tab inserted (just as, e.g., Notepad++ does)? Thanks and regards, Jorge.
If you have written your document in WinEdt it is very likely that there are no (real) TABs in it. By default pressing ↹ TAB 4 spaces are inserted.
Nonetheless instead of using ⇦ Backspace you could press ⇧ Shift+↹ TAB to delete either a TAB or (up to) 4 spaces.
To set options regarding the TAB in WinEdt goto
Options > Options Interface > Font Schemes: ... > Tabs
where you can e.g. set
- the TAB length
- how TABs "behave"
- if TABs should be drawn
- if TABs are allowed as input chars
- if a TAB should be inserted when ↹ TAB is pressed
After applying your settings don't forget to press the
Load Current Script
(To test, if you have TABs inside your document you could also do a simple search in the file(s), but therefore you have to ensure that you really have a TAB in the search bar. I ensure this by copying it from another application.)