column editor with negative numbers

Good day,
I have been using Notepad++ for programming for a long time and now I need to insert a sequence of numbers in a column.
For me the “column editing” function is very useful, but the function does not accept negative numbers.
I should insert a sequence of numbers in the column starting from 512 and decreasing with a step of 8
I had thought of using “Edit>column editor” and setting “start number” to 512 with an increment of 8 to decrease the number to zero, but unfortunately Notepad++ only accepts numbers.How can I automatically create a column of numbers in Notepad++ that starts with 512 and decreases in steps of 8 to zero?
example:
512
504
496
488
…Thanks for any help

I suppose you could generate them as positive numbers and then sort then as numbers in descending fashion?

@AlanKilborn said in column editor with negative numbers:
I suppose you could generate them as positive numbers and then sort then as numbers in descending fashion?
It could be done, but I would have to move each number manually…it’s a tedious job…I was hoping to do it automatically

@Alus said in column editor with negative numbers:
but I would have to move each number manually…it’s a tedious job
 Column Editor to generate 0 to 512 by steps of 4
 Select those 129 lines (you can skip the select if those are the only 129 lines in the file)
 Edit > Line Operations > Sort Lines As Integers Descending
How is that “mov[ing] each number manually”? It’s literally using the sort feature in notepad++ to order the 129 integers automatically with a single menu action.

@PeterJones
works!!
I didn’t know this function … Beautiful
notepad++ never ceases to amaze me :DHowever, when he reverses the numbers, he also reverses the unselected text.
I had to build the numbers in an empty area and then copy everything where I had the text to avoid the problemProblem solved, thanks your help was invaluable

@Alus said in column editor with negative numbers:
when he reverses the numbers, he also reverses the unselected text.
I had to build the numbers in an empty areaYou did not have to do this if you would have done Peter’s step 2.