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TabLedit/Mac Workarounds

I am not a Mac user so I’ve relied on others to tell me what they do when they get gibberish when trying to open these TabLedit files with a Mac. It appears that my web design program cause a glitch in how Tab from my site interacts with Macs. Macs also add a .txt extension when trying to download TAB from my site. I will be trying to resolve this with the software company. Until then, if you are a Mac user, I would be happy to email you the Tabledit file. They seem to work fine that way. Or just do one of the workarounds listed below. First, insure you have followed the instructions for downloading the Mac version of TabLedit and fonts required from their site.

This one comes from a user, with help from a Mac expert.

TABLEDIT: STEPS TO DOWNLOAD FROM DULCIMER CENTRAL FOR MAC.

  1. OPEN TABLEDIT,  then click TABLEDIT CARBON, then click HIDE TABLEDIT CARBON.

  1. CONTROL-CLICK ON TITLE

  1. GET MENU: SELECT DOWNLOAD AS OR SAVE AS LINKED FILE

  1. SAVE IN A DESKTOP FOLDER…IE: TABLEDIT FILES

DELETE TXT EXTENTION FROM TITLE : you will get warning (do you really want to do this. Click on DO NOT APPEND

From Aaron O’Rourke

Hold control and click on the file once. This should display a
few options. One of them should say “Open With” and have an arrow.
Tabledit should be one of the programs listed. If not then select
“other.” In the window that opens up I have to choose Desktop on the
far left to choose Tabledit. That should do it.

From Steven K. Smith

Work-around that seemed to work for me:
ctrl-click on the file name and choose “Download Linked File as…”
Choose the location to download to. I just put them on the desktop,
but I suppose you could put them anywhere you like. For reasons that
are unclear to me, my computer insists on adding a .txt extension to
the file after the download.
Click on the title to edit the name and delete the .txt. You’ll get
a “sure you want to do this?” requester. Click on “use .tef” On my
computer, it would now successfully open in the tef-viewer program.

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  1. On my Mac, I just found out that I do not have the .tef.txt problem if I use Save linked file to “Downloads” rather than Save linked file as…
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