• anonymous
I lose my formatting when I save a program in IDLE. All keywords lose their color and my program text turns black. It is really diffficult to edit it then. Can you please help me to figure out a way to retain the formatting. I use python 2.6
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  • anonymous
save it with a .py extension
  • anonymous
Thanks mate... I can resume working on my problem sets now...
  • e.mccormick
Also, IDLE is a very basic learning tool and many people have pointed out its flaws. You might want to use an editor that understands programming better and is designed to be an editor, then use a command prompt to run the Python code. Or edit mostly in a programming editor and load into IDLE to run if you are not familiar with the command prompt.

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