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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2009
    Spencer, MA
    OS X 10.5.4
    Rich Text/Plain Text problem
    I am having an annoying problem. Text that I write seems to be transformed into what seems to be "rich text". When I reopen the document, it looks like this:

    Falconer John Cheever\

    Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace.\

    \f1 \cf0 \ul The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt \
    and the Crusade for America\ulnone Douglas Brinkley\
    \ul Pres. Lincoln: The Death of A Statesman\ulnone W. Lee Miller\
    \ul A Fiery Peace in a Cold War\ulnone Neil Sheehan\

    \f0 \

    What have I done wrong, and how do I fix it?

    Frustrated, George Sweeney

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Dec 13, 2007
    United States of America
    2.1GHz MacBook with 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6, iLife and iWork 09
    Are you using TextEdit? If so, it uses Rich-Text Format by default. To change this (on a per-document basis), click Format > Make Plain Text. You can also make Plain Text the default for new documents in TextEdit's preferences.

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