I am in the process of developing distribution map in MAXENT. My species habitat is subset of another mammal habitat. I have distribution layer digitised for mammal species, rasterised and converted to asc. Apparently the raster dimensions are slightly different. If I edit the asc file in word the features disappeared. Need help on how to go about it.
As per my comment above, ASC files have certain control characters that are corrupted if you open and save the file in an application like word.
Try using notepad or notepad++ instead.