The textual data in my text files are wrapping around ...
Posted on 2001-06-26
For the life of me, I cannot get this straightened out ...
A web page with several text files -- click on a link to a text file, it opens the file in the browser screen and it's wrapping the text around and wherever there's a paragraph, it puts a little black box ascii code.
I've seen this before and I somehow think it has to be with the helper application being set to open any text file in Notepad. I've been to Folder View and set it to use Wordpad but that isn't helping me at all!
If I do open the text files directly from my hard drive using Wordpad, it displays okay but if I open any text file from my hard drive using Notepad, it wraps around.
The funny thing is, the other webservers open text files linked in an html doc just perfect, no wrapping around whether it opens in the browser screen or uses its external application (notepad or wordpad).
Someone help me, I want to launch this web page but this little bit of mess, which is now a big headache is preventing me from sending it out.
I know this should be simplistic as I've seen it before but no matter what I do (that is going into File View and setting a helper application is not helping me out here).