http://www.romhacking.net/documents/37/ - this document is in text format. I open it and Notepad comes up with it messed up due to DOS-style formatting. Of course it opens fine in Notepad++, but where in the previous documents did we tell people to install that?
That's not DOS-style anything... That document simply uses Unix style line-breaks rather than Windows. That would be true for any text file created in a Unix/Linux environment made today if they used the default line-breaks. Notepad handles windows style line breaks only. This problem is not related to ROM hacking or outdated documents, but general computing platform differences.