Glenn Fleishman starts out by explaining the differences between a word processor and a text processor such as the subject of his new book, Take Control of BBEdit, then dives into the many capabilities of the program for authors, web editors and content creators of all stripes. Support for HTML and Markdown are just two of BBEdit’s capabilities. Glenn talks about both with examples of how BBEdit is used in the production of TidBITS, some work-arounds for a feature that isn’t there (yet), and how BBEdit requires some thoughtful set-up to get the most out of its power. BBEdit’s projects features, text completion, and integration with version tracking systems and much more are part of the book, and part of this introduction by Glenn.
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Glenn Fleishman is a TidBITS contributing editor and a Seattle journalist who covers technology for publications like The Economist, The Seattle Times, and Ars Technica. Glenn is a senior contributor at Macworld, and writes regularly for BoingBoing. For TidBITS, Glenn builds and runs much of the technology infrastructure. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife, Lynn, sons Ben and Rex, two iPhones, an iPad, and a dozen Macs of various vintages. You can find out what’s on his mind by following him on Twitter.