How do I show/hide the "CR" and "LF" text at the end of the text line?
On several occasions, I have had “CR” and/or “LF” white text highlighted in either green (commented text) or black (regular text) appear at the end of my text. I’m guessing I have accidentally pushed some hotkey to display this, but I do not know how to hide it. I’m guessing it stands for “Carriage Return” and maybe “Left Format” or something, but I just would like to know exactly what it is and how I can hide it? Thank you for your help!
View menu -> Show Symbol…then choose your desired setting of the top 3 choices.
LF stands for LineFeed, not LeftFormat
@Scott-Sumner I tried that - and checking or unchecking any of the top three choices didn’t seem to changea anything - there are still little white [highlighted with black] CR LF letters at the end of each line. Note that this is only true from where it was when I did whatever caused it to the end of the document - the part above there is unchanged. I discovered that I can delete them individually with the ‘Del’ key [and then re-enter the ‘New Line’ with the ‘Enter’ key, but there are literally HUNDREDS of them in the lower portion of my document.
can you make a screenshot and upload it?
Could it be that you mixed different EOLs?
EOL = end of line chars.
In the menu, there is this reversed P icon ¶
Is it pressed or not?
Thanks for the reply, Claudia. I located the reversed P icon and pressed it - and suddenly little black highlighted CRLF symbols appeared at the end of ALL lines! When I pressed it again, all the new ones vanished again, leaving just the ones that had been there before I pressed it the first time. I manually removed all the ones back to the current day in the list, since I won’t be uploading the rest. The file is a daily aid and saved list of headings for my Facebook page, where I’ve been uploading ‘Pictures of the Day’ for the last year and a half, and I add to it periodically and upload from it daily. I intend to save it as a record of my activities there.
I have no idea how to upload the screenshot I took before composing the previous message. I read the online help file, but to my old brain it was clear as mud. If you know how to do this, please let me know. [this is to anyone reading this message] - thanks!
to upload a screenshot use a hoster like http://imgur.com/.
There is no need for registration, just paste your screenshot and upload it.
Once done you get the link where this picture has been stored, copy it
and paste it here.
So, if you press the pilcrow (reversed P) you see two instances of CRLF at the end of each line?
If you see only one CRLF and another LF (in front I assume) it might be that there is a problem
with unix/windows eols mixed.
While windows is using CRLF as eol char, unix is using LF and mac is using CR.
(I don’t have a facebook account, so not quite sure how this is handled)
Or could it be that the document itself is quite large?
I’m thinking about npps’ backup functionality, maybe it’s stepping in while you are
currently editing and it’s corrupting the document.
Uncheck Settings->Preferences->Backup->Enable session snap…
In addition, can you post the debug->info (under ? menu)?
If you have TextFX available then please try the following. On one typical place, select the unwanted characters at the end of line plus two more before the unwanted characters plus two characters at the start of the next line. Copy this selection and paste it into a new empty buffer. The buffer should now look similar to that below, where XX is the unwanted characters.
Select the whole buffer and then use menu => TextFX => TextFX Convert => Convert text to hex-16. Copy the results of doing this conversion into a message on this thread.
If you do not have TextFX then it can be found via the Notepad++ Plugin manager.
Scott Summer got it right! I had the same problem fixed it by:
View menu -> Show Symbol
Works great! Thanks Scott.