In the Windoze world, Notepad is a simple editor that saves text strictly in ASCII format. Clean, not embellishments or tags. Sometimes it needs to be that way.
What do I use to save ASCII text on a Mac? Somebody at the Apple store told me the answer is TextEdit, but when I went to save a file just now my choices were rich text (.rtf), HTML, Word format, or XML. No ASCII in the bunch.
So, is there a program on here that does what Notepad does? Is there one out there somewhere...??
MacBook 2.16-GHz, 2GB-RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), After 28 years of DOS and Windows... a Mac.
usually TextEdit is my first choice for Plain Text also. To get it in Textedit, use Format - Convert To plain Text before starting to write anything. When you then want to save the text, you are getting to save plain-text files with the .txt extensions.