But because it requires very little space (about 2MB of downloading size!) and has a lot of features aimed at editing text entries... if you're looking for a powerful text editor, then heck ya!, give Geany a try... because she deserves it! :).
*. Change font size, type, etc.
*. Wrap text.
*. Show/Hide line numbers.
*. Find, find and replace.
*. HTML/XML tag auto-closing.
*. Word count (one of my favorite features).
*. Add/Remove comments.
*. Zoom in-out, full screen view.
*. Supports plugins.
*. Date/Time insert... are just a fraction of its features to mention.
Although as said, it has a lot other programmer related functions such as compile, make, command-line output, execute, set file-type according to your programming language (C/C++, Java, Pascal, Fortran...), etc type features but since it's beyond the scope of this post and since I ain't a programmer, it's best to stick with what I know :D.
|It has heck of a "preferences" window... :)|
Anyhow, you can install Geany in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 (perhaps in other older versions too) by using the below command.
sudo apt-get install geanyIt will be available via the "Programming" sub menu in Main applications menu in Gnome classic or just press "Alt" + "F2" and put the below command into the box and press enter.
That's it. But as you can see, if you're a professional writer who's looking for a hassle-free professional text editor, then I think you'd better end-up with something like the Pyroom (awesome) or Focus writer. Either way, it's your choice mate!. Good luck :).