The opposite of Cipher Text, Plain Text is unencrypted text readable to any system that intercepts network communications.
Edit / The original, readable message before encryption or after decryption. After encryption the unreadable message is called Cipher Text. See Also: Cryptography Encryption Cipher Text
Text documents come in to flavors - "rich text" and "plain text." Plain text, ...
Plain Text is clear text, readable by anyone-it is the opposite of cipher text.
The original (unencrypted) state of a message or data. Also called cleartext.
This is text without extraneous codes that designate font size, font style, et cetera. See ASCII.
Refers to text data in ASCII format. Plain text is the most versatile of text formats since it can be read by almost any software on any machine. Plain text is limited in that it cannot contain any formatting commands, images or other multimedia effects. Plain text documents are identified with a .txt extension (also see HTML).
When entering content into a text box in UWEonline, you can choose one of three text types - Smart Text, Plain Text, or HTML. The Plain Text and Smart Text options allow you to create hypertext links without the need to use HTML code. To create a link using Plain Text, simply type or paste the address of a web page (the URL) into the text box. You will not be able to apply any formatting effects when using Plain Text. If you want to make text bold or italic, insert images, or make hypertext links open in a new window, you should select the Smart Text or HTML options. For further information see: http://info.uwe.ac.uk/online/blackboard/staff/guides/addcontent.asp#textbox Back
Text encoded in the ASCII format. As such, it is software independent and can be imported, read, and exported by virtually every software application.
Unformatted text only (no images).
Not formatted (plain) text.
Human-readable, unencrypted messages or data.
Text in an email message that contains no formatting elements.
Unencoded text that is not secure from being viewed.
Text in an email message that includes no formatting code. See HTML.
A text document with no other formatting such as from a word processor or HTML editor. A plain text document is also called an ASCII file
A data format consisting solely of characters from the ASCII character set. These include text characters (with no font properties) and control characters.
Text in an e-mail message that includes no formatting code.
'Plain text' is the phrase used to describe normal email. If you view an HTML email using plain text mode, you will see the HTML code behind the email, rather than just the text of the email. Using MIME it is possible to send an email with no plain text version that can be read.
Provides storage for text and services to manipulate it but does not support format attributes and cannot be displayed. See also: editable text text object format attribute
Plain text, in the context of security, refers to any message that is not encrypted.
Referring to data in ASCII format, plain text does not include text formatting code. Generally displayed with a fixed-width font, plain text is used to create HTML documents. Plain text is also the most common type of data to be encrypted.
A file which displays no special formatting or graphics. The file extension is .txt.
See clear text.
textual data that contains no document-structure or format markup, or any tagging devices that are controlled by a higher-level protocol. The meaning of plain text data is determined solely by the character encoding convention used for the data.
A string of text to be displayed with one value for each text attribute: one typeface, one slant, and one weight. Contrast formatted text.
Characters in a human readable form prior to encryption or after decryption. Also called clear text.