The File tab allows you to set properties related to file operations.
Show warning message if the file contains Null characters when opening a file. Null characters are converted into spaces when a file is opened. You must be careful since files containing Null characters may corrupt the original file.
When open a file containing a Unicode character that cannot be converted into the specified encoding, a warning message will be displayed: "Some characters cannot be converted using the specified encoding. The file will be corrupted if you continue editing and save the file." For instance, if you try to open a Japanese EUC file with the Japanese Shift-JIS encoding, and if the file contains a character code value not in the range of the Japanese Shift JIS encoding, the warning message will be displayed.
Even if this check box is checked, some encodings will not display the warning message. For instance, trying to open a Japanese Shift-JIS file with the Japanese EUC encoding will not display the warning message.
Show warning message if the return style in the file is not consistent when opening a file.
Show the file name with the full path on the EmEditor window title.
Will not show the file name with the full path on the EmEditor window title, unless window is active.
Enable the Notepad-like diary function. If you save with .LOG on the first line, it will automatically insert time and date at the end of document each time you open the file.
Find "charset=..." from HTML files, "encoding=..." from XML files, or "#coding=..." from Python and Ruby files, and use the corresponding encoding. If you open HTML, XML, Python, or Ruby files, check only this option and clear the other options.
Statistically detect code page from all available code pages. The detection can make mistakes especially when the file is very small. This option does not include HTML/XML charset detection.
Detect whether the file contains a Byte Order Mark (BOM) signature, and if it detects the BOM signature, EmEditor will open the file as UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, or UTF-8 file.
Statistically detect UTF-8.
When this is checked and the Detect UTF-8 check box is also checked, UTF-8 takes precedence if the file can be interpreted both as UTF-8 and the selected encoding. For example, a file contains only ANSI characters (alphabets and numbers), it can be opened without any problems both as UTF-8 and Western European. In this situation, EmEditor opens the file as UTF-8. EmEditor also opens an empty file as UTF-8 if this is checked.
CSV formats checker here are detected when EmEditor opens a file. CSV formats can be defined in the CSV tab of the Custmoize dialog box.
In order to be detected, the CSV file must be at least two lines long, and the same number of delimiters must be used at each line of the file.
Select the encoding to open.
Select what to do if the file you are editing is changed by another program.
|Ignore||Does not reload the file even if the file is modified by another program. This option does not change the read-only status of EmEditor even if the read-only attribute of the file is changed.|
|Prompt||Displays a message box to ask whether it is OK to reload the file. This option allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.|
|Auto-Reload||Always reloads the file unless it has been modified. This option allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.|
|Keep Locked||Exclusively opens the file with EmEditor and prohibits another program to write the file while the file is open. This option allows changes to the read-only status of EmEditor when the read-only attribute of the file is changed.|
If you save a file as a different name, with All Files (*.*) selected in the File Type combo box, and do not specify the file extension, the file extension will be the one you selected in this text box.
Specifies the time interval in seconds to monitor file changes. This text box is enabled only when an item except Ignore is selected in the Changed by Another Program drop-down list box.
Click this button to display the New File Details dialog box, which allows you to configure the encodings and other settings when you create a new file.
Click this button to display the Save Details dialog box, which allows you to configure the encodings and other settings when you save files.
Reset to default settings. The Reset dialog box will be displayed and will allow you to copy from another configuration.
You can also move to the following dialog box from this page.
New File Details dialog box (Select New Files
Save Details Dialog Boxes (Select Savings button)