[NTB] Re: Binary Files (was A bug?)
- Hi Michael,
> Occassionally when I attempt to load a file I've downloadedTry unchecking Read Only under the Document menu. NoteTab plays
> from the internet (via ftp) I get a warning from NoteTab Pro
> (the latest) that the file may be a binary file and that it's
> converted a single character to a ^ (as I have it set in the
> options). Although I can see the file, I cannot edit it.
it safe for you so to speak so true binary files are note
corrupted or if the file is used by another program/OS that needs
the character. NoteTab Pro & Std has an Option under the Modify
| Lines menu called Adjust Line Breaks that may help. You can
also use Insert File... under the Documents menu.
Adjust Line Breaks
Use this command on documents (for example UNIX or Mac files)
that do not display lines with standard carriage return + line
You can do a Save As... on the file (having your save options set
to Windows/Dos) and the file will open like a pure Windows/Dos
standard text file.
You can also configure NoteTab to allow you to see the whole file
and find your substitution character and delete it. Please be
sure you understand NoteTab's help below before editing the file.
I have normally found the character at the true end of the
document in MAC files. I don't know about UNIX. Sometimes
browsers will add some junk that will cause the same symptom.
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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