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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: how do I open a txt file Reply with quote

my pc/windows skills are old I am trying to open convert etc a file with a txt extension. I have oxs 10..6.4 I have iwork when i try with pages the program crashes. can I try with an older osx?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd, you might just try TextEdit in your Applications folder; I've never used iWork/Pages but I find it curious that a simple txt file is causing it to crash.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, the fact that the file has a .txt extension on the outside, doesn't necessarily mean it's a plain text file on the inside...

I believe Microsoft Word on the Mac can (try) and open any file. It has a "Recover text from any file" option in the "Open" dialogue.

Actually, like Philip, I'd go for TextEdit first though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you doing this in Windows or OS X? I'm a bit confused on that. Either way, if you're trying to convert a TXT file to a DOC file or something, I'd just open the txt file, copy the content and then paste it into your other program.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay I am on another forum someone sent me files that are windows.

I am 100 percent mac. I logged onto his server and dragged a folder with 10 songs and 2 pages of instructions of how to go to a diy speaker fest in the brooklyn navy yard. of course he is 100 percent pc so I am sure his music and his files need some way to translate them. the music is wma i used to have filp for mac I can't find the program to translate the 10 songs and I have not done any pc/windows worksince the 90's
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip are you looking to just play the wma's? You can use iTunes to convert them. I don't see wma's much anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well that should solve part of the problem. I will try that
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm on my work PC right now, I'd be happy to try to open the text files and send them back to you in a readable format if you want.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay I will see if i can send them via email
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