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Additional space appears between lines in Notepad after copying text from Mac to Windows virtual machine

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You create a multi-line text file in a Windows virtual machine using Notepad by pressing Return at the end of in each line. The file is saved on the Mac side by using Shared folders. You open this file on Mac and copy the text to paste it back in Windows virtual machine. When you paste the text, you see that additional space appears between the lines.


Such behavior is caused by difference in creating a "new line" in Plain text files in different operating systems.


Different operating systems have different ways of creating a "new line" (by pressing Return) in text file. The issue appears only with plain text files.

You can use .rtf file format to avoid the issue.

b0d2afa3ea1ba6ce10dddf5df618e6f6 1e5db16426987d561060acdf56d947b4 33c4522b6fa9ca8e050f19b889fb58f1 1e0c43ccf6ca78fa6744efc9edbc0659

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