unformatted file

unformatted file

[¦ən′fȯr‚mad·əd ′fīl]
(computer science)
Any data file, such as a text file, that does not have various properties such as a consistent structure with regard to record length and order of data elements.
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Pro-Cite's way around this problem is to have the user create a duplicate unformatted file of the document and to use this file to do the In-Text Referencing and create the bibliography.