Stuff for Monday

I sent this email to you a few days ago, but I wanted to include the info here.

See you soon!


Please download the following software for Monday night and bring your laptops.

1. A text editor. I prefer Sublime (mac or pc): It’s not free, but you can download a trial version. A window occasionally pops up asking if you’d like to pay. I’ve had it for a year, and I never bought it – I just deal with the occasional pop-up. (Although I ought to just pay for it – it’s really great, and I use it all the time.)

An alternate editor is notepad++ for windows: or BBEdit for mac: (I know nothing about BBEdit, but it’s replacing TextWrangler, the go to Mac text editor.

2. Also, you might want to download TextGrid This is particularly good for tagging images and scans of manuscripts and handwritten docs. Be sure to register the software before you come to class. It took me a while to hear from them – it was one of those things where you have to click a link that is emailed to you.

If you’d like, when you extract the zipped file, you can save the application to an external hard drive. I just put it on my desktop, but it’s up to you.
3. Nothing to download, but register on if you can. I’m in the process of doing it right now. I’ve never used this before, but it looks to me like it could be an incredibly useful tool for us. The have a cloud-based XML editor and it seems they make parsing it really easy.
4. Finally – this is optional – you can downlaod the Oxygen XML Editor at It’s the most commonly used XML editor for TEI and it’s really powerful. The problem is it’s not free. You can download a trial version that you can access for a month. In the future, I’ll try to convince Hood that we need to have an institutional license, but we’ll work around it for now.


Let me know if you have any questions.

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