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I have been writing all of my code in Notepad since 1993. It doesn't put strange stuff in files.

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I have been writing all of my code in Notepad since 1993. It doesn't put strange stuff in files.

Neither do good editors. In fact they give you a great measure of control of exactly how the file is stored.

The editing time issue is one you choose to have for your own choice of tools.

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I am not using Notepad to edit these posts. I use it to edit my web pages.

I noticed the following:

- If I upload the file to put in the code tags directly from my computer, the editing trouble here does not happen.

- If I copy the code file from my website to put in the code tags, the trouble happens.

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- If I copy the code file from my website to put in the code tags, the trouble happens.

Are these files hosed? Do they have embedded tabs? "Smart" quotes, etc.?

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Are these files hosed? Do they have embedded tabs? "Smart" quotes, etc.?

Huh? Hosed? That means deleted.

I don't find unusual characters in them when I download and use Notepad.

No smart quotes (which I wish had never been thought of).

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Then who hosed hosed? It used to mean deleted in the 1990s. :icon_cheesygrin:

I have a partial solution to the editing problem. I put the same font in both Notepad and in Firefox monospace, and the jumping indents went away.

I had changed the font in Notepad, and that seems to have caused caused the trouble. But I really don't understand this, because the font is supposed to be for display, not formatting the file.

But I still have the problem that whenever I use a link or a bookmark to go get something to paste in a post, when I return, I find the edit window reset to the condition it was in when I opened the edit. If I am editing an existing post, it resets to the way the post already is on the board. If I am creating a new post, it resets to blank.

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