thanks for the reply, it's strange. it works ok of I open it in WordPad and if I save it in WordPad without doing anything it opens in note pad ok?I will just use WordPad.
For any still interested, Macintosh just uses CR while Windows likes CRLF. Check your platform and do a search and replace prior to export so your returns are correct for the platform you're exporting to.
If you are exporting a single field, there is actually a new function in FM16 to fix this 'problem':
If you are not using FM16, the previous article points to various work-arounds.