Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:38:01 +0200
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From: García-Granero <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Syntax Files in PASW version 17
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> Hoogendoorn, Adriaan wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
> I noticed that since version 17 (maybe since version 16, but I don't
> know since I skipped that version) syntax files appear different in
> Windows Notepad than before.
> I occasionally open a syntax file in Notepad to prevent myself from
> mixing up two almost identical versions of a syntax file.
> But since version 17 all syntax is displayed in Notepad in one (very
> long) syntax lines. It seems as if the end-of-line symbols (CR-LF) are
> handled differently?
> Do you know a solution for my problem?
I have just checked a syntax file with PASW 17 and you are right. I had
not noticed before because I never use Notepad to open syntax files, but
Metapad (a Notepad-like freeware program with better functionality than
Notepad, like sending the syntax file to SPSS/PASW to run it from
Metapad, better find/replace functions, several language packs...), and
Metapad handles the syntax files correctly. I recommend you to stop
using Notepad and switch to Metapad.
This is the link: http://liquidninja.com/metapad/download.html
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