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Works: Using a Text File with No Line Feeds

PSS ID Number: Q58008 Article last modified on 10-16-1998

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Works for MS-DOS, versions 2.0 and 3.0


Text files created on hardware platforms other than the IBM PC do not always terminate lines with a carriage-return and line feed action (ASCII decimal character 10). Instead, some terminate lines with simple carriage-returns (ASCII decimal character 13).

When such a file is loaded into Works, the program will see the carriage-returns, but will not use them to terminate lines. Instead, they will simply remain a nonvisible part of the file, and the file itself will appear uselessly disordered.

You can recover such a file by replacing all occurrences of the standalone carriage-returns with carriage-returns and line feeds. To do so, complete the following steps:

  1. Load the file in question.
  2. Choose the Replace option from the Select menu.
  3. In the Search For: field, type “^13” (without the quotation marks).
  4. In the Replace with: field, type “^10” (without the quotation marks).
  5. Choose “Replace All” and press ENTER.

Works will now search for all occurrences of carriage-returns without linefeeds, and replace them with the proper control character.

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