Note Pad ???

big_al_41August 4, 2011

I feel stupid asking ..but how do I access it ? Never tried it before and I want to now. If I click copy on something how do I bring it up to view etc.

I am running a vista 64


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TulsaRose, Tulsa OK

It's in the Accessories list in WinXP...assuming it's there in Vista, also. Start\All Programs\Accessories. I made a shortcut in Quick Launch for it and use it quite frequently.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 7:04AM
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In vista,
Open Notepad by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Notepad.

Here is a link that might be useful: Notepad frequently-asked-questions

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 9:52AM
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Or just right click your desktop, New... Shortcut... type in

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 9:55AM
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Thanks everyone !!!!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 1:31PM
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ok, here's a dumb question.
What's the advantage of using Notepad over Word or Google Docs?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 1:34PM
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That's similar to asking what's the advantage to watching color vs. black and white. Notepad is a very simple text editor with extremely limited formatting and features. You can download free text editors that are more powerful than Notepad.

BTW, the Windows OS also offers with all versions something called Wordpad, which is Notepad on steroids. Not nearly as full-featured as Word, but not all that bad. It produces rich text files (rtf), while Notepad produces plain text files (txt).

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 12:02PM
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Wordpad file was named Write before Microsoft changed the name to the present Wordpad filename.

I couldn't live without notepad or its slighly enhanced version named Edit Pad Lite.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 2:01PM
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What actually do you do with it? If you save something, where does it go?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 1:46PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Notepad

if you ever have to participate in cleaning up an infection on your pc at say LzD for example you would use notepad in some of those cases.

lots of stuff you can do with notepad
google search will provide plenty of ideas

use your notepad

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 2:19PM
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Wherever you want it to go. Click on "File", "Save As", and choose the location. It's just like any other file saving operation.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 2:21PM
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It opens instantly, nothing fussy-like Word. Just open, paste and close. I keep it on my quick-launch and use it all the time. Its great for a quick copy/paste.

Try it and you'll wonder how you managed without it.


    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 11:56PM
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I put shortcuts to NotePad and WordPad in my SendTo folder so I can right-click on a file and select SendTo NotePad or WordPad. I use NotePad and WordPad frequently for editing HTML pages.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 3:44PM
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dadoes how did you put them in your send to folder. I tried to find the send to folder and didn't have any luck.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 7:04PM
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