New program to help set up VASL scenarios

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and then copy and paste the sections from the electronic ASLRB, that have I open in my web browser, MS edge
PDF's are notorious for having hidden non-printable characters and encoding issues, so you might be ending up with non-ASCII characters in your files.

It might also be an encoding issue. vasl-templates uses UTF-8 for everything, and Notepad is as dumb as they come, so it won't be handling any encoding issues even close to properly, and you'll end up with garbage in your files. It shouldn't crash VASSAL, but it might...

If you're so inclined, you could try checking if any of your files have binary characters in them. If you can program a bit, it'd be easy to write a quick script that checked all your files to see if they're valid UTF-8.
 

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PDF's are notorious for having hidden non-printable characters and encoding issues, so you might be ending up with non-ASCII characters in your files.

It might also be an encoding issue. vasl-templates uses UTF-8 for everything, and Notepad is as dumb as they come, so it won't be handling any encoding issues even close to properly, and you'll end up with garbage in your files. It shouldn't crash VASSAL, but it might...

If you're so inclined, you could try checking if any of your files have binary characters in them. If you can program a bit, it'd be easy to write a quick script that checked all your files to see if they're valid UTF-8.
My only programming experience was using Turbo Pascal, many, many years ago. Absolutely no idea how to program nowadays, but for now VASL Templates seems to be working just fine.
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Paul
 
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