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text file

(file format)
A file containing no "invisible" control characters, only printable letters, numbers and symbols, usually from the ASCII character set.

A text file can be produced with a text editor and can usually be imported into any word processor though it will probably appear unformatted.

Compare binary file, flat file, rich text file.

text file

A file that contains only alphanumeric characters (letters of the alphabet, numeric digits and special symbols such as the $ and %. Also commonly called an "ASCII file," because it contains text that is almost exclusively coded as ASCII characters (see ASCII file). Program source code and batch files are text files. See text field and tagged text. Contrast with graphics file and binary file.
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If the simplified pattern of the scanned character and the traditional pattern of the scanned character do not lookalike, the decoder copies the characters to the reconstructed cover text file. If the two patterns of the character have the same appearance and if the character is presented in the simplified pattern form, which means it is encoded by GB 2312, the decoder extracts "0" as the secret bit and outputs the character directly into the reconstructed cover text file.
Section 3 shows that the functionality of iC can be extended with little programming effort in Java and explains how new commands that can be executed from the script can be defined in a generic way; i.e., in a simple text file containing the GPIB string to be sent to the instrument and a description of the input parameters for the user.
Import or copy the data from the text file into the appropriate receiving table.
Thus, because of regulatory requirements, one organization may need to retain both the audio file and the interpreted text file to validate the accuracy of the interpretation.
New features include the ability to set hourly loan periods; renewing items by barcode number; spell-checking of text entered in the Easy Entry or MARC Entry screens and while searching the online catalog; extracting patron or catalog data along with current or statistical circulation data; enhanced searches that can limit quick, advanced or visual searches to reading program levels and point values; specifying a search term range to better limit results; and printing reports to a tab-delimited text file that can be viewed and modified in most word processing and spreadsheet programs.
The user simply needs to provide training patterns in the form of a text file, configure the network using the developed learning interface, and import the icon representing the training results into its simulation to integrate the neural network computations with those of other simulated modules and variables.
Models created with LapFEA can be saved in the DAT text file format for solving with MSC.Nastran.
The data can then be moved into an Excel spreadsheet, an Access database or a text file. It can also export data directly into GoldMine, ACT!
Stored in a folder called Cookies (in your Windows folder) or a text file called cookies.txt, cookies are strings of seemingly random characters which a Web server places on your computer.
Individual MSDS can be viewed, printed online, or downloaded to a text file. Users can also be able to develop and maintain a personalized or customized list of product MSDS by registering through the site, This personalized list feature will allow a user quick access to frequently used MSDS.
The ISP pulled its entire site after realizing customer passwords and credit card details were held in an easily-accessible unsecured text file on the server.