>I am new to NT and have a question. I tried to open a file and
>got the warning box as follows: File has not been fully loaded.
>It probably contains one or more null characters. Use the option
>"Filter Binary Codes" if you want to load the entire file next
>When I close this box, I cannot make any changes to the file.
NoteTab marks the file as read-only under the Document menu.
>How do I use the option Filter Binary Codes?
Currently there is a bug causing NoteTab to add a binary
character, or the replacement character. So far, we have only
seen it when users are saving to some network drives. In some
cases the File | Make backups feature in Options can be unchecked
and the problem clears. We have not found that to be so in all
Sometimes servers will add them at the end of the file or other
programs, especially if they are not true Windows programs (or
have a bug like NoteTab - haha). Look in View | Options | Files
| Filter Binary Codes and open the file. You should/might see
the replacement character (note while you are in Options) appear
at the bottom of the page. If so, and if the rest of your file
looks OK, then take the file out of Read-only under the Document
menu and delete the character. You might try using Document |
InsertFile... unto a new document instead. In the case of a null
character (mentioned below) in the last line of the document you
can most likely uncheck "Filter Binary Codes" and edit the file.
(You may need to uncheck the others in the File tab in Options as
well -going from memory here. ;) Do read the rest of this before
doing any changes and certain make a backup file before editing.
I suggest that once you remove the undesired character if that is
the case that you re-check the three boxes dealing with binary
codes in Options | Files.
The following is from help. Please understand what it says,
before making changes to binary documents such as *.doc, and
Filter Binary Codes:
By default, if you try to load a file that contains null
characters (a character with a decimal value of 0), NoteTab will
treat the first occurring null as the end of the file. This
option lets you override this behavior by allowing NoteTab to
substitute null characters with another character defined in
the "Substitute Binary Character" field. When set, you can load
the full content of any type of file (including binaries).
Important: saving files which have had characters substituted
will not restore the control character! This option slows the
loading of large files, so do not set it if you use only true
Warn Partial Loading:
Warns if a file has only been partially loaded due to the
presence of null characters. This option has no effect if "Filter
Binary Codes" is set.
Warn Binaries Substituted:
Displays a warning message if binary characters have been
substituted in the loaded document.
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