Fooey on Notepad! Was: Word wrap in Notepad

Subject: Fooey on Notepad! Was: Word wrap in Notepad
From: ropes -at- TELEPORT -dot- COM
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 07:20:35 -0800

At 03:20 AM 2/18/97 GMT, you wrote:
>Lesley van Beek (lesley -at- quantime -dot- co -dot- uk) wrote --
>> I've written a readme.txt file which will be distributed on CD. The
>> problem is that when I view the file, it does not automatically fit the
>> Notepad window. If I turn on Word Wrap, it all fits fine - but next time
>> I view the file, word wrap is no longer on.
>> Now I realize that Notepad is for viewing unformatted text, but when I
>> open other readme files, they appear formatted to my window.
>If you provide unwrapped text, you are obliged to provide an auto-
>wrapping reader. It is better to wrap your own text, however, and
>that is done with the overgrown key misleadingly labeled Enter on
>many keyboards. That key produces a code known among the cognoscenti
>as Carriage Return.
>Dan Strychalski
>dski -at- cameonet -dot- cameo -dot- com -dot- tw

Well said, Dan.

Why not use readme.wri? This will open Write or Wordpad. Unlike Notepad,
these programs accept standard commands and format nicely onscreen.

Some manufacturers use *.doc, but that opens up Word, overkill for a readme.

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