The Notepad application on your Windows XP computer is a very basic text-editing platform by Microsoft. It is also available in all of the Microsoft’s current versions of Windows operating systems and not only Windows XP.
Now, for those of you who wish to create a basic documentation of text relaying information without any formatting (for example a quick note or a website address), you can employ your Notepad application as a computerized scratch paper. Alternatively, if ever you wish to remove formatting from a text documentation created elsewhere, the Notepad can be your one quick and handy option in doing the same.
So in getting on with our article, let us now take a look at the guide as formulated by the team with Windows XP Support in learning how to employ the Notepad on your Windows XP computer.
Here is how.
Using Notepad on your Windows XP computer
The steps are as follows:
- Begin by using Notepad on your computer; you will then need to launch the program with the “Run” application by hitting on the Windows icon button along with the key “R” from your keyboard. This will open up the run window on your screen.
- Now type in the command “Notepad” into the text field and wait for the program to launch.
- Once your notepad application is up and running, type in the contents. Depending on how your notepad application has been formatted, your text may “Wrap” automatically to the next line when it reaches the end of the window, or else it might continue running. So get on the “Format” menu on the toolbar then select “Word Wrap” if you wish for notepad to wrap your text entries.
- You will also need to make basic changes to the font. Do so by selecting the font choosing option with your mouse. Get on the “Format” menu from the toolbar and select the option “Font”. Following which, choose a font, a style, and a size for it then hit on “Ok”.
- Next up, enter the time and date of your text entry by placing your mouse cursor to the part of the document where you wish for the time and date to appear. Now get on the “Edit” menu and select “Time/Date”. You can also hit on the “F5” key from the top of your keyboard.
- Finally, proceed to setting the page before printing it by getting on the “File” menu and select “Page Setup“. You can then change the paper size, orientation, margins, or header and footer as per your preference then select “Print” from the file menu to print your document.
This successfully completes our guide with Windows XP Support.