Frequently asked questions


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Antivirus software and viruses

My antivirus software is telling me a file is infected!

This actually happens a lot. The install files are usually tested at You can test the file yourself.
You should visit your antivirus software false positive page (if they have one) and raise the file as a False Positive.


Can the program be installed on Linux using Wine?

Yes it can. The program has been tested on Linux and you should be able to run it using the latest version of Wine.

Can the program open large log files > 250 GB?

On a 64-bit system the program should be able to use all available memory. On a 32-bit Windows you can set the /3GB boot switch Enabling 3GB switch on Windows.

The program crash when using Physical Address Extension (PAE).

Try to add the program to your DEP exception list or disable PAE.

The program does not run when Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is active.

Try to add the program to the DEP Exception list.

How do I install the portable version?

Run the exe file and select a destination folder. To update a portable version - just overwrite the previous version. No settings or user files are overwritten.

Why does the program use so much memory?

Well, actually it's not that much. Without the explorer and Chrome components it doesn't use more memory than a comparable C++ editor.
The Chrome component use a lot of memory.

Encodings and Code Pages

How do I convert between ANSI,Unicode and UTF-8?

The editor always convert the file to Unicode when opened. So the document is always treated as Unicode internally (UTF-16). But you can still change the encoding of the file saved. To change the file encoding select an encoding in the "Save As..." dialog. You can also change the encoding in the convert menu. The document will then be saved using this new encoding.

Can I add Unicode to an ANSI file?

Yes! The text is handled as Unicode in the editor. You just have to remember to save it as UTF-8 or UTF-16. Otherwise the Unicode information will be lost.

What does the encoding message in the status bar mean?

It indicates the encoding of the file. Not the encoding used by the editor. E.g. if the status bar says "ANSI" that only means that the file was saved as ANSI. The text is handled as Unicode in the editor.


Can I download a dictionary manually?

You can do so here Download dictionary

Unpack the files to the "<AppData>\Roaming\RJ TextEd\Spell" folder.

How do I add a file extension to a highlighter?

Open the Add-ons window and switch to the highlighters tab. Select a highlighter and add a new extension to the file extension list.

How can I use a spell check dialog in the program?

Open the Add-ons window and switch to the dictionaries tab. Uncheck the option "Spell check as you type". Now, if you click on the spell check button in the main toolbar a spell check dialog is opened.


What is the file commander used for?

It's main purpose is to help you update your web site. It has features to synchronize folders and change permissions and attributes. To open a remote or local file you only have to double click on the file. And, of course, the standard copy, move, delete and rename are also available. It is also a very simple file manager.

What programming language did you use to create RJ TextEd?

Codegear/Embarcadero Delphi! The program is a win32 application.

What text editor component (memo) are you using in the editor?

RJMemo is written as a Delphi VCL component and can only be used in a Delphi application. The component or the source code is not available at this time. If I ever release it, I will probably do so as a shareware component.

Is the source code available?

No! There are several reasons for not releasing the source code. The most important must be that I just don't want to. I'm very protective when it comes to my code. I probably wouldn't leave my own mother alone with it without some supervision.