saving files in notepad++
One of the nasty things about notepad is that saving a file does not
create an ascii text file by default. You have to struggle to save, especially
if you are saving a file - say toy.do, that is a text file without a txt extension.
Also Windows hides extensions to avoid confusing you - of course, this is
worse! So the question is if I run notepad++ on a text file named toy.do, and
edit it, and then save it - I suppose by selecting save in a drop-down file menu,
will it be a proper text file? And will my extension .do show throughout my
I haven’t been able to find a notepad++ manual at your web-site.
Where is it? Maybe you should have “manual” as one of your top-level options.
Thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org (hopefully, I’ll be notified of
responses via email.)
You can disable Windows hiding known extensions. In Windows 10, from a Windows Explorer window, go to View / Options / Change folder and search options. On the View tab, scroll down the Advanced Settings and deselect ‘Hide extensions for known file types’. On earlier Windows versions, I think the option is under Tools / Folder options.
You can find a Notepad++ manual here: http://docs.notepad-plus-plus.org/index.php/NP%2B%2B_Guides
I (re)found this by googling “Notepad++ manual” – not so difficult. :-)