Creating a Plain-Text File
Options for creating plain-text files include:
- Notepad in Windows. Notepad should save plain text files by default.
- WordPad in Windows. Use File → Save As... and select the option that allows you to save the file as a Text Document — rather than Rich Text Format (RTF), which is the default.
- TextEdit on the Mac. Use the Make Plain Text command in the Format menu before saving the file.
Note: Some programs give you multiple options for plain text. If this is the case in your program, make sure that you do not select Unicode (UTF-16).
Please check your files in Apollo after you submit them. If you click on the link for a file in Apollo and see special symbols, it means that the file format is not correct.