TextEdit saves as .rtf instead of .plist

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newb811, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. newb811 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    Sorry for the newbie question do you use Mac TextEdit to save a file as .plist?

    I'm trying to implement the Power Tip of the Month from the September 2010 issue of Macworld (, which calls for using a text editor to save a script in a .plist file. I try using the built in TextEdit, but the only options are Rich Text Format, Webpage/Archive, or MS Word. How does one use TextEdit to create a .plist? Thanks.
  2. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    If you have the file formatted as a plist should, just save it as a txt and change the extension to plist. You'll obviously need to show the extension to do this (or change it in the Cmd-I info window).
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    There's also Make Plain Text in the TextEdit Format menu. :)

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