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tablet v notepad

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    tablet v notepad 2johnbarry
    @johnbarry

    I have a document created with m $ notepad.

    On my Samsung SM-T280 Tablet from, Google play I have downed a few note pads. I can’t open my doc.  I also have office viewer, I can open my doc with this.

    It takes to long to open, I am after a notepad viewer so on clicking my doc it will open with it, or I can select my doc within the notepad viewer and open quicker.

     

    Cheers
    John

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    tablet v notepad 3blacklion1725
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    Did you definitely save the file as a text (.txt file)? If so then any of the text editors in the Play Store should be able to open it (e.g. this one) ES File Explorer contains a good text editor – it has been removed from the Play Store, but can be found from other sources (look for “ES File Explorer apk”). It might just be that the “Notepad” apps are note-taking apps (e.g. shopping list) and not a text viewer/editor. Double check it is a “.txt” file though

    #38364
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    tablet v notepad 4Wheels-Of-Fire
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    Are you sure you were using Notepad and not Wordpad ? Notepad defaults to saving .txt files but Wordpad will use a rich text format.

    #38366
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    tablet v notepad 2johnbarry
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    Thanks blacklist & graham.

    It is .text I never use wordpad I am downin this one on blacklists post?

    Cheers
    John

    #38367
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    tablet v notepad 2johnbarry
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    Quickedit the is just the job blacklion.  the others I have tried have no file locator to open files other than ones wrote in there  app

    Cheers
    John

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    tablet v notepad 3blacklion1725
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    Good stuff – you should also be able to set is as the dafault app – if you go to the place you saved the file on the tablet (e.g. “download” or wherever) in your file manager, click on the file and then it will ask you what app to use. Tick the “always” box and select Quickedit and you are set. Its just another way of opening the file.

    #38371
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    tablet v notepad 8Ed P
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    I use Notepad2 instead of notepad. Same as Notepad but does a little more.

    #38378
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    tablet v notepad 2johnbarry
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    Thanks blacklion

    Thanks Ed

    Every little helps

    Cheers
    John

    #38391
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    tablet v notepad 8Ed P
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    I reread your second post. Your problem was using .text as the file descriptor. Just rename them all to .txt instead as .text is not a valid descriptor.

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    tablet v notepad 2johnbarry
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    Thanks Ed

    Cheers
    John

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