Xanthir wrote:Based on your information, the only thing I can think of is that Windows is tagging the file as "from the internet" when you do a Save As from your browser, and somehow this breaks things. This metadata is held outside the actual file's data, so nothing else can detect the difference. FTP programs don't trigger the tagging, and saving it another program whitewashes it.
I have no idea how this would break anything, but it's the best I've got.
These are somewhat tangential but... I'm assuming by 'every combination of line endings' you mean "CRLF" vs "CR"? (and not, say, "go to top left of the page", then a set of LF until you reach the right line number...)To make the bad file good, all I have to do is open it in GVim and save it. Saving it in Notepad does not make it good. I've tried every combination of line endings under the sun.
A detail you are missing -- clearly the Save As didn't blow up the merge document. It was the operation afterwards -- when you used (Word 2007) to merge it into a previous version of the same document, I'm guessing?If I FTP this file down using either ASCII or Binary mode, it works fine. If I right-click and Save As from my browser (happens in IE and Firefox), it blows up my merge document (Word 2007).
Yakk wrote:I like Xanthir's theory, but cannot confirm it.
Yakk wrote:Yes. That is pure awesome.
Almost as awesome as the fact that Word 2007 both reads that ADS and then decides to go batshit insane when it finds it.
Jplus wrote:Completely orthogonal to the already solved issue, but I thought you might like to know about the Windows native Notepad++.
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