What’s the difference between plain text, marked-up plain text, and rich text? How can I tell them apart, and how do they work?
You preview a major Rich Text document, which QuickLook shows as completely empty. Has something terrible happened, or is it just a four year-old bug?
Big Sur 11.3 fixed a bug which stopped indexing of the contents of RTF files. Here’s how to ensure all your RTFs are now accessible in Spotlight searches.
Why can’t my Macs find text in Rich Text files? This explains how to diagnose the cause – which here is a bug in Big Sur’s Spotlight importer for RTF.
Why should anyone still want to work with email messages in text? Here’s why, and how you can benefit too.
Looks at plain text, CSV, XML, JSON, RTF, RTFD, .docx, .xlsx, and PDF. Which should you trust with your important documents in archives?
Thanks to Michele, who discovered one of those rare Unicode UTF-16 text files, found that DelightEd couldn’t make […]
Is it worth entering author name, title, keywords and so on in a document’s Properties?
What are the differences, what can you do with each of the two formats, and when should you use them?
Apple’s attitude to document metadata remains ambivalent. But macOS does offer good support for extended attributes to pass through iCloud, if you know how to access it.