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Viewing files

There are a lot of options for viewing files. Generally I recommend using Notepad. It is a simple text editor with a fixed width font. You can find it under ``Start $\rightarrow$Programs$\rightarrow$ Accessories $\rightarrow$ Notepad''. When you try to open a file, be sure to tell Notepad to look for files of type ``All Files''. If you don't, then Notepad will only show files with a ``.txt'' extension.

Windows NT does not like files to be accessed by two programs at once. Be sure to clear out Notepad by creating a new file before running any programs that might read or write to a file that you are viewing.

As with the Macintosh, you can use any word processor to view your files. It is always a good idea to use a fixed-width font and to turn off wrapping of lines.

Christopher Basten 2002-03-27