21950NoteTab and the Sticky "I"
- Oct 22, 2010Hi Folks
Here is a mystery that has occurred since starting to use NoteTab many
Besides writing html, I use NoteTab Light 4.95 to edit some seventy
plain text files for one of my websites. These files gather technical
information about machining and metal work from many newsgroup sources
and are stripped of redundant information in order to make a handy
reference for machinists. ( A non-commercial ad-free site.)
I arbitrarily use text files as they are much more compact than their
html or PDF equivalents. I also arbitrarily edit the information with
the Enter key so that there are no more than 75 characters per line.
This way a text file printed at 10 cpi will easily fit on standard
The sticky "I".
When inserting line breaks and a break is needed in any sentence after
the word I in a text string like:
Sentence .... I word1 word2 word3....
my first step is to remove the space after the I so we now have:
Sentence .... Iword1 word2 word3....
and now with the cursor after I press Enter.
For the result we should expect to see:
Sentence .... I
word1 word2 word3....
But NoteTab makes it into
Sentence .... Iwo
rd1 word2 word3....
and stubbornly will not allow a line break where it is wanted.
If you try to insert a line break immediately after the I before
removing the space, you get:
Sentence .... I w
ord1 word2 word3....
The workaround is to then delete the "wo" and retype it on the next
line, or do the original break immediately before word1 and remove the
No it's not a big deal but it is kinda annoying. Thankfully this odd
behaviour seems confined to the letter "I".
I don't know if the behavior is a bug in my version of NoteTab or
whether it occurs in others.
Steve in Thunder Bay, Ontario
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