On OSX, we suggest using Sublime Text. Sublime has an indefinite free trial period, but it will prompt you to purchase a license (you can ignore this for now).
Sublime Text is available from http://www.sublimetext.com. It requires a license, but you can use the free trial period for as long as you like.
- Go to the main page and click on the blue button that says "Download for OS X".
- Save the file to your desktop or downloads folder (or another convenient location).
- Double click on the file (Sublime Text 2.0.1.dmg) to extract it.
- In the newly opened window, drag the file Sublime Text 2.app into the Applications folder (a shortcut to your computer's Applications folder).
- To run Sublime:
- Search for Sublime Text 2 in the Spotlight.
- OR Start Finder, select Applications from the left menu, then find and double-click on Sublime Text 2.
- If a text-editor window doesn't pop up, let a staff member know.
- Start the Sublime Text editor.
- With Sublime as the active window, click on Sublime Text 2 in the top menu, scroll the mouse over Preferences, then click Settings - Default. A new tab will open with text and options in it.
- Scroll down until you see the line
- On that line, change false to true so that it reads
- Save the settings by pressing
Command+sor clicking on File, then Save.
- Now every time you press the tab key, it should insert four spaces instead of a tab.
If you prefer a different editor for text, check with an instructor before moving on to make sure it will work for the rest of the workshop.