POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.macintosh : POV-files greyed out : Re: POV-files greyed out Server Time
29 May 2024 18:21:23 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-files greyed out  
From: FurBall
Date: 30 Oct 2006 12:45:01
Message: <web.45462f043bf398bf2985afc0@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> Ah, OK, now I understand what you are doing. Indeed, other than three beeps
> there currently is no feedback if you force POV-Ray to open a file it cannot
> handle. There is only one condition under which this can happen: The file
> is, or at least claims to be, no ordinary text file. Are you certain you
> have plain text files, and did not accidentally create an Rich Text or
> Unicode text file? If I create a new file with TextEdit and select "Western
> (Mac Roman)" as encoding when saving the file, it works just fine in POV-Ray.
>     Thorsten

The .pov- and .inc-files I started with, were created on a PC.
Uploaded them to my webspace and downloaded them again with the Mac.
Maybe their creation on PC or their transport through Unix has something to
do with it.
I don't understand why most, but not all, of these files were greyed out.

I don't know how to check the file-format on a Mac, but here's what I did:
Load a test.pov-file in TextEdit and select Save As test.pov(same name,
"Western > Mac Roman" is default).
The file will still be greyed out in POVRay, but this time I can open it by
selecting All Documents in File/Open.

So, unfortunately, re-saving the files in TextEdit doesn't completely solve
the problem.
Seems that the first workaround (paste text in POVRay in new document)
remains my only option.

Thanks a lot for your help!!!!

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