Author Topic: Reading XML files  (Read 2633 times)


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Reading XML files
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:57:35 am »
When I open an XML file , SlickEdit doesn't do the line return on the tag.
It opens the file as one continuous data line.
I realize this is a display setting, but I've been unable to find it.


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Re: Reading XML files
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 06:45:02 pm »
I think the first thing to do is to ascertain whether the file is being opened as an XML file:  on the menu bar, with the file  window focussed, go to Document-->Mode. Make sure it's being treated as XML by selecting "XML".

Then maybe the next thing is to see if any kind of line endings are present in the file: View-->New Line Chars (This will have some effect on formatting.)

And finally verify the XML formatting and style setting to be used for display: Tools-->Options-->Languages-->XML/Text Languages-->XML

I know, all rather obvious, but with the forest of options that SE provides....