Setting Eclipse editor preferences

The OpenEdge Editor is the standard Eclipse text editor customized for working with ABL. The OpenEdge Editor inherits behavior from the preferences you set for all text editors.

To set these general editor preferences, choose Windows > Preferences > General > Editors. On these preference pages, you can set file associations, tab spacing, line numbers, the Eclipse "Quick Diff" functionality, and other features that affect all text editors in the Workbench. For information on the Eclipse text editor preferences, see the Editors topic in the Workbench User Guide.

Eclipse lets you compare text files by selecting the files in the Project Explorer view, right-clicking, and selecting Compare With from the context menu.

You can choose the font used for the display of the files being compared.

To choose the font:

  1. Select Window > Preferences > General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts.
  2. In the list in the right pane, expand the Text Compare node and select ABL Compare Editor font.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • If you want to use the default system font styles, click Use Style, Font.
    • If you want to select your own font styles, click Edit. The Font window appears. Go to Step 4.
    • If you want to reset the font settings to default, click Reset.
  4. Select the font styles and click OK.