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Archived - SimpleText: "Document Too Large To Be Opened" Alert

SimpleText cannot open files that are greater than 32K in size.
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Symptom

When you try to open a text file with SimpleText, an alert box with this message appears:
    "This document is too large to be opened by SimpleText."


Solution

SimpleText can only open text files that are less than 32K in size. Use a different application program to open the text file.

WorldText, included with Mac OS 9.1 and later, can open text files that are larger than 32K. WorldText is included on the Mac OS 9 Install CD in the CD Extras folder. TextEdit, a Mac OS X application, can also open text files larger than 32K in Mac OS X.

Many freeware, shareware, and commercial text editor and word processing programs can be used to open text files that are larger than 32K.
Last Modified: Feb 18, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 18, 2012
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