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Issue with Notepad in Windows 8

  1. #1

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8

    Issue with Notepad in Windows 8

    I have an Android mobile app that allows me to take notes and saves them to a straight text file in Dropbox.
    When I view the file in notepad on my Windows 8 laptop, it shows me the file with no carriage returns.
    Here is an example

    Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3

    If I open the same file in Wordpad it appears correctly

    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3

    I never had this issue with my old Windows 7 laptop.
    I would appreciate any insight to this issue

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  2. #2

    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1

    Notepad has a restriction where carriage returns need to be formatted exactly as it needs, while a lot of programs don't follow the required convention. You can't really fix it, and as you've found out a lot of other programs read carriage returns in several formats (including Wordpad).

    One fix suggested here mentioned copying the text to word and back, which will format carriage returns correctly: windows 7 - Notepad ignoring linebreaks - Super User . It also contains some background information.
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