Convert|To Windows (CR LF)

Converts the active file to the line break style used by Windows and DOS text files. These operating systems terminate each line with a Carriage Return and Line Feed pair. Only the line termination characters are converted. Anything else remains untouched.

To EditPad, it does not matter whether a file uses Windows, UNIX, or Mac line breaks. EditPad even handles files that use a mixture of all three. However, other applications often only support the "proper" line breaks for their environment. Windows applications like Notepad display UNIX text files with everything on one line.

Use the Convert|To Windows command to make sure your file uses consistent Windows line breaks if you'll be using the file with other Windows applications. If the Convert|To Windows menu item is grayed out, that means the file already uses Windows line breaks consistently.

If line break styles matter for your work, use the Status Bar Preferences to enable a status bar indicator to show the file's (dominant) line break style. In EditPad Pro, in the Editor Preferences you can configure Options|Visualize Line Breaks to display the actual line break style for each line rather than a generic paragraph marker.

See also

Convert Menu
Convert|To UNIX (LF only)
Convert|To Macintosh (CR only)