CS 111
Fall 2018

Creating a Plain-Text File

Options for creating plain-text files include:


  • If you are using TextEdit on a Mac, we encourage you to change your settings so that TextEdit uses plain-text by default. Open TextEdit, click on the name TextEdit in the menu bar, and select Preferences. Next, in the Format section of the Preferences window, choose Plain Text.

  • 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). Instead, choose another option for plain text like Text Document or UTF-8.


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.