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filetype coll bug other new feature

Jul 29 2008 | 12:38 pm

I have trouble when I send message filetype TEXT to coll. When I save the coll, I can not select my file with opendialog (argument TEXT). I have use resorcer for see if the filetype is TEXT and there is nothing in filetype field. I know that filetype and creator is "old school" in OS X. How can I append a file extension for the coll message write ? Is there a special feature in Max ?

Dominique Ehret

PS sorry for my bad english

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Jul 29 2008 | 1:28 pm

there’s something strange going on there… it should work…

another way round this problem is to append the .txt extension onto the filename, then u can select text files with opendialog.

so instead of "write test", use "write test.txt"

that seems to work on my system: mbp / osx 10.4.11 / max 504



Jul 29 2008 | 3:58 pm

I can confirm there are some problems with coll and filetypes.

In the medium term, you need to find a way to workaround them.

Thanks for the patch


Jul 29 2008 | 5:55 pm

Thanks for reply.

I have found a solution here :

Dominique Ehret

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