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Open Special...

▪ Open Special opens files other than Mathematica notebooks, or notebooks modified outside Mathematica.

▪ The dialog box lists the following choices for how the file will be interpreted.

File reading method

Ignore File Outline Cache
Opens a notebook without reading the cached outline of the notebook. If your notebook has been corrupted, this can be a way to recover it. The outline cache increases the speed of opening a notebook.
All In One Cell
Puts the entire file in one cell.
New Cell At Every Line
Puts every line of the file into a separate cell.
New Cell At Every Blank Line
Breaks the file into cells at every blank line.
New Cell At Every Two Blank Lines
Breaks the file into cells at every two blank lines.
Extract Resources
Extracts only the Macintosh resources of the file (PICT, TEXT, sound, etc.), ignoring the rest. This can be used to get information out of certain types of files that ordinarily cannot be opened. Note that you can open the Scrapbook, PICT, and EPSF files directly without using this option.

Character encoding

▪ Uses the specified character encoding standard to determine how raw characters in the file are translated. The pop-up menu lists the character encoding files currently available to Mathematica.

uses the standard character encoding for your computer system.

▪ See the Mathematica book: Section 2.7.7, Section 2.7.8.