MacBook Pro MacOS Catalina v 10.15.7
Hi all, I have a newbie question and please, if it’s been answered already, apologies, (and direct me to the response!
I am teaching myself this remarkable program, but am having problems generating a .rot file that GPlates will recognize. Specifically, I’ve been going through tutorial 2.4 Conducting a plate model from scratch. Tutorial 2.4 Constructing a Plate Model From Scratch
In this tutorial, you create a .rot file from provided data, save as a Tab separated document, and then, you hope, open it in GPlates.
Unfortunately, when I’ve completed the file, GPlates does not recognize the file as viable - it’s greyed out and unselectable in the selection window when I try to open feature collection.
I’ve experimented with the .rot files that are provided already complete in the tutorial to see if I can glean a difference between those (which GPlates will open) and the one I’ve created (which do not). I’ve experimented with removing the tabs in a text editor and replacing with spaces (as the provided files seem not to have tabs).
There is some text in the tutorial that notes that saving on a Mac can sometimes cause problems because of the CR/LF difference in the way Macs work vs. Windows machines, however, I cannot discern whether this is the problem in this instance.
I would be grateful for any assistance the community can provide.