Category Archives: plain text

Is There Really Such a Thing as Plain Text?

This article says no, plain text is a lie. I don’t see it that way. The article is really talking about making sure you have your encoding correct and it does a great job of explaining why. To me, however, … Continue reading

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130 Pages??!!

I have a post about Markdown. It’s about 15 or 20 screens of information with a comfortable layout with lots of whitespace. I thought it was a relatively complete description of Markdown. Now I find a McSparky book on Markdown … Continue reading

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Tools Reviews at ProfHacker

Not entirely about plain text, but one of the writers at ProfHacker put together a summary of their reviews and comments about tools they use. Here is the lead: Here’s a collection of posts from the archives that focus on … Continue reading

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Markdown

I mentioned Markdown in an earlier post. Markdown is a system of markup for a plain text document designed to produce valid HTML content for the web directly from that readable text document. This is a tutorial for Markdown that … Continue reading

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What I Know About Plain Text

The benefits of using plain text for all the information you want to retain are simplicity, portability, and durability. Almost every application has the capability to import and use plain text. The recent example of Microsoft Word files is a … Continue reading

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Using Text

This is the first post of a blog I started several years ago about using plain text. I have always been fascinated by what tech experts could accomplish with plain text. They could keep notes and articles in plain text … Continue reading

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