Probably stupid question from a newbie but how to open patchers posted on forum

    Nov 09 2010 | 2:48 pm
    Hi I'm actually search in a learning process with max jitter and i find some responses on the forum but the patchers are in this form :
    ----------begin_max5_patcher---------- 556.3ocuVsrbiBCD7L7UnhyroP7vFu21uiTobI.sNJAjn.QhSRk+8HFDX7t. ... QA+3ZD9DLJ5JXj5gOs+BpRbm7B -----------end_max5_patcher-----------
    or this form
    I try to open this in different way in Max, but don't Work. What is these format and what is the method for read these patcher

    • Nov 09 2010 | 2:59 pm
      Not stupid, but bordering on lazy...
    • Nov 09 2010 | 3:00 pm
      It's explained in the "Common Max Arcana" stickie thread.
      Don't worry, the question comes up often, and unfortunately the explanitory stickie was titled in a rather cryptic way.
    • Nov 09 2010 | 3:40 pm
      Thanks for the very fast answer. But Lazy ? not really i do search in documentation, FAQS and on the forum, but if you don't know the exact term you must search (here "clipboard" or "compressed format"), you find hundreds of inadequate answers. And the "Common Max Arcana" was actually in the hundreds post i found, but unfortunately i don't look at in (yes "titled in a rather cryptic way" ). maybe a single Forum rules with basic tips could avoid redundant posts :) Thanks anyway for the fast answer
    • Nov 09 2010 | 3:46 pm
      Well, in all fairness; if you check the startpage of the official Max documentation you'll come across a link on the bottom named "Sharing patches with others".
      This explains all options there are, including this one.
      So IMO the information is a lot easier to find than people describe here ;-)
      (note: you can also reach this info from within Max itself by using the 'Max help' option in the help menu).
    • Nov 09 2010 | 4:06 pm
      Apologies ShelLuser you right, the infos was in front of mine. What a need is good glasses ! :)