when i save notes to my ipod i get jibberish...

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  1. jero macrumors regular

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    sorry i tried to search but this ones a toughie to find.

    so i make notes in text edit and save it in my ipod notes folder and when i bring it up on my pod, it starts with jibberish and then gets to my actual text. is there a correct way of doing this?

    this is my first ipod, new 4th gen 20gig. lovin it.
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Are you making sure to save as plain text format, rather than HTML or RTF? Can you post a sample of the gibberish? Or is it just random letters and characters rather than potentially being code?

    paul
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    I've done that. You have to set TextEdit to save as .txt or it doesn't work right.
     
  4. jero thread starter macrumors regular

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    i think it is code. i am saving it in rtf, how does one save in plain text in text editor? wheni save a new document, it only gives me two options, save in rtf and save in word format.neither format works. rtf, im able to see my text(along with a grip of nonsense characters and with word format, its worse gives me nothing i can understand. sorry for being such a noob but the ipod manual doesnt seem to get into this much, thanks for the help.
     
  5. jero thread starter macrumors regular

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    got it. thanks for the help guys. i never leave home without my ipod.
     
  6. PHARAOHk macrumors regular

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    There is an applescript package linked from the iPod help guide for using notes and stuff. I am having a hell of a time finding it on Apples site. Sorry. It is really easy to use.
     
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