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Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-04 22:22:57
by Foxofjapan
Is it possible to open Perl files with Nisus? I just downloaded a program entitled BRL-CAD which is supposed to open such files, but no luck. Many thanks..

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-05 13:04:33
by martin
Nisus Writer will open Perl files, as they are just plain text. In doing so, Nisus Writer will automatically apply your Plain Text Template to the open document, whose formatting you can control in the "New File" preferences, under the "Advanced" tab.

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-07 08:01:43
by Foxofjapan
Martin,
Thanks for your quick reply. I thought I am supposed to be notified when a reply is posted?? Lately that has not been the case.

I am still using Nisus 1.4.2, and I am unable to open Perl (.pl) files, I get gobbley-gook coded stuff. Would upgrading cure my troubles? Please advise and post directly to me ([redacted]@mac.com). Thanks..Michael.

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-07 08:30:33
by Foxofjapan
Martin,
Once again, when I try to open the file, Nisus freezes. I wonder if the file I am trying to open is corrupt. I attach the file.

Well, at least I just tired to submit, but I am getting a message in red: The extension pl is not allowed.

Awaiting your advice.

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-07 08:54:05
by phspaelti
Hi Fox,
the reason you are getting that message is because you are trying to upload that file here. You can either:
  1. Send it to Martin with the "feedback" button in Nisus
  2. zip the file first before uploading it here

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files/Feedback..?

Posted: 2012-03-07 16:19:55
by Foxofjapan
Phil.

Have just scanned many pages searching for the way to send feedback...have not found it...please advise.
-Thanks
-Fox

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-07 17:29:49
by phspaelti
It's in the Help menu…
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Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-07 23:50:38
by martin
Hi Fox- I've received the file, but it's not a perl document at all. It may have a perl file extension (.pl), but the document is really just a mislabeled PDF. If you change the file extension to .pdf you can open it in Apple's Preview.app to see it is some kind of legal document. I hope this information helps.

Re: Opening Perl (.pl) files

Posted: 2012-03-08 11:38:18
by Foxofjapan
Martin,
Thanx so much for replying both to me personally and online. A .pdf huh, well I would never have figured that out. And when I change the suffix to .pdf-I can open in either Nisus or Adobe.
Slyly, Gratefully,
Fox