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shawn reeder
shawn reeder
183 Points

source code not color coded like instructors, why?

When the instructor writes code, some words are color coded and the active line is able to be highlighted. This functions correctly when using workspace on my desktop but not my laptop. Can I rectify this problem? If so, how? Thank you for your help on this.

2 Answers

As mentioned above, not all editors have syntax highlighters built in. My personal favourite editor is Sublime Text, though this is not free. A great free option would be Notepad++. Both of these also provide syntax highlighting for most other languages.

For a look at some more options, see here...



Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,690 Points

Which editor are you using on your desktop?