renaming text files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by notwist, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. notwist macrumors regular

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    #1
    I want to code something in TextEdit. How do I save it as a different file type, .s or whatever? TextEdit won't let me do it.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    1. Have you (in TextEdit's preferences) sat format to Plain text (it's Rich text as default)?

    2. Download TextWrangler and use that for coding instead of TextEdit. It's far superior... ;)
     
  3. notwist thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    I tried looking at TextEdit's Preferences but still can't get it to work. I'm downloading TextWrangler atm. :)
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #4
    1. There's a Add '.txt' to plain text file check box that needs to be unchecked under the Open and Save tab.

    2. Excellent choice. ;)
     
  5. notwist thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    Wow! Just downloaded TextWrangler and immediately noticed the sheer amout of features compared to TextEdit. And best of all, it's free!
     

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