Notepad++ file format looks different when opened in Windows Notepad
A text file opened in Windows 7 Notepad looks like a continuous line without end of lines i.e. no Word Wrap. However, when I open the file in Notepad++, all contents are in separated lines.
In Window 7 Notepad:
clientproto udpdev tundh dh2048.pemca
How can I save the file format in Notepad++ style?
Now if I save the file in Notepad++, but when I open the same file in Windows 7 Notepad, it’s in continuous line no “Word Wrap” or EOL style.
My guess is that the file is using “unix”-style newlines (LF) rather than Windows newlines (CR LF), so MS Notepad doesn’t show them on separate lines. You can tell, because when you load in Notepad++, it will show “Unix (LF)” on the status bar, instead of “Windows (CR LF)”.
If that’s what Notepad++ you want to save the file in a way that other applications (like your Win7 MS Notepad) will recognize the line endings, you can either right click on the “Unix (LF)” and change it to “Windows (CR LF)” then save, or use Edit > EOL Conversion > Windows (CR LF)
(When I tried to replicate in Win 10 22H2 19045, MS Notepad was able to see the LF or even ancient-mac-style CR newlines and still show as separate lines, but since Win7 is a decade out of date, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was lacking that feature.)
Yes, you are correct.
Thank you so much for the clarification and instruction.
The issue is solved. Thank you