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What's "Notepad" for the Mac?

Dear Macolytes:

What's the Mac equivalent of Notepad? That is, a program that does not add any formatting to the text and code typed into a file? Is it called Text Edit?

Thanks,
Chris

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curieuse
Nov. 7th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
TextEdit
mckitterick
Nov. 7th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! So one could use that to create HTML and not mess it up?
curieuse
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I definitely think so. :)
geekmom
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yes. With caveats. The default for TextEdit is to format everything, so the first thing you need to do is go to Format: Make Plain Text. And then save with an extension.
mckitterick
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
That's an important caveat. I'll tell my Mac-lovin' student this (I suggested something similar, as you have to do with Notepad - Save As "All Types"). Thanks!
geekmom
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
And if you're not married to TextEdit, I'd download the free TextWrangler:
http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
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jaylake
Nov. 8th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
TextPad, highly recommended.
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