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HT2523 TextEdit text comes in faulty

405 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2013 3:27 AM by Glynn Williams RSS
Glynn Williams Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 29, 2013 2:09 AM



I'm having issues with TextEdit. It opens documents, even ones I've created in TextEdit, with the code viewable:


{\rtf1\ansi\margt1000\margb1000{\fonttbl{\f0\fcharset0 Arial;}{\f1\fnil\fcharset2 Symbol;}}\fs24\pard\ql\li6480 Glynn Williams\par


Can anyone explain why it does this?


As I said, even if the file was created TextEdit, when I next open it it comes in like this (i.e. containing "\par\pard\par\ql" etc.)


Is getting rather annoying now.


Any help would be appreciated.




G5 1.6Ghz, Mac OS X (10.3.9), Own 2 Mac Mini's (intel 1.6Ghz Combo) and a Samsung Laptop
  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to Glynn Williams)

    Glynn Williams wrote:


    Not sure why one would want to see the code by default. Untocking this has worked.



    It is not set to see the code by default. Somehow it has changed itself, perhaps through some other third party install? All my Macs are set by default to show as text.


    Anyway, glad you got it all sorted.






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