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Re: Why does StrongED open CSVfiles

In article <e7b33b4158.pittdj+@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
   David Pitt <pittdj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <df34354158.Alan.Adams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>   Alan Adams <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> [snip]

> > The weirdness is that the problem is caused by an entry in the modewhen
> > file for DUMP mode, but it still launches into BASEMODE.

> I was a bit mystified by this at first.

> If a file is not claimed by any of the Modes then it drops into 
> BaseMode.

But the file should have been claimed by FireWorks as that has an alias

> I suspect that a CSV of 'appropriate' data would finish up in Dump 
> Mode.

It should!

> A slightly simpler answer is that I haven't a clue as why a CSV file 
> would be required to be viewed in Dump Mode, but there is such a case 
> otherwise why are there any such entries in Dump Mode's ModeWhen.
That, indeed, is the mystery! A CSV file is near to straight text. As a
rule they fit better in a spreadsheet than in StrongED.

Richard Torrens.
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