- Nov 6, 2013View Source
Open one of the documents that shows as read only. Make sure your preferences, document, are set for Dos/Windows. Open a new blank document. Copy from your read only document to your blank document, and save the new document. Close both. Now open the new document. If it is not read only, the problem was a character somewhere in the original document that NoteTab didn't like. Now, using a File Comparer/difference, look at the difference between those two file. Something will be different, and that will tell you what the 'bad' character is.
To prevent this problem in the future, you can write a clip that opens those documents using the following format:
^!Open "[YourFile]" /C=65001
Then, replace any characters that you have found that cause this problem.
Then, Save As Ansi, and you should be good to go.
okay .. thanks for the idea .. how do I find out if it is so marked .. and how do I change it.
What makes this so interesting .. is there are actual times that Notetab will update the file.
Any help appreciated..
Interviewed by CNN on 04/11/2013 15:39, Don Beam told the world:
> I have just noticed that some files (not all) are now reflecting as
> “Read Only” in Notetab Pro 7.1 and I cannot update them, but if I
> access the same file using Notepad, there is no issue.
> I have looked at the attributes of the files (usually “.txt”) and they
> are normal for read-write (A), they are not on a network drive and
> they are “at times” modifiable.
> Where would I go to further trouble shoot this issue?
I would guess that those files are marked as Unicode files. Since
Notetab has incomplete Unicode support, it opens such files in read-only
mode in order to avoid damaging them accidentally. Windows Notepad has
full Unicode support, so it doesn't have this problem.
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