This document explains many of the basic features of jEdit and provides solutions for commonly encountered problems. It is not the principal resource for learning how to use and customize jEdit. The application includes an extensive User's Guide available from within jEdit by selecting jEdit Help on the Help menu.

The User's Guide includes tutorials on writing macros and plugins as well as an annotated guide to jEdit's Application Programming Interface (API). It is worth browsing through the User's Guide to get a full sense of what jEdit has to offer. This document is intended to supplement the User's Guide by focusing on specific, relatively narrow topics in the traditional question-and-answer format.

Each section of this document deals with a different category of topics, and each begins with a listing of the questions covered. This should allow you to find the information you are seeking quickly.