ASCII Filter Options

You can specify which options, such as basic font, language, character set, or break, are imported or exported with a text document. The dialogue appears when you load an ASCII file with the filter "Text Encoded" or when you save the document the first time, or when you "save as" with another name.

To access this command...

Menu File - Open, File type Text Encoded selected.

Menu File - Save As, File type Text Encoded selected.


Defines the settings for importing or exporting your file. When exporting, only the character set and paragraph break can be defined.

Character set

Specifies the character set of the file for export or import.

Include byte-order mark

For Unicode character set only, a byte order mark (BOM) is a sequence of bytes used to indicate Unicode encoding of a text file. The presence of the UTF-8 BOM is optional and may cause problems with some software, especially legacy software not designed to handle UTF-8.

Default fonts

By setting a default font, you specify that the text should be displayed in a specific font. The default fonts can only be selected when importing.


Specifies the language of the text, if this has not already been defined. This setting is only available when importing.

Paragraph break

Defines the type of paragraph break for a text line.


Produces a "Carriage Return" and a "Linefeed". This option is the default.


Produces a "Carriage Return" as the paragraph break.


Produces a "Linefeed" as the paragraph break.

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