WordPad is a basic word processor that is included with almost all versions of Windows from Windows 95 onwards.

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How can I make W10 open RTFs with WordPad_XP?

I don't like the ribbon interface, but I do like WordPad with RTF (I use it as a convenient, lightweight editor). When I upgraded from XP to W7 I simply overwrote the WordPad directory (C:\Program ...
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Copying text from PDF to WordPad loses the inter-word spacing [duplicate]

I'm copying notes from a PDF file and pasting them into WordPad. All the spaces are gone (for example: pastesthetextlikethis) and I have to manually add spaces between each word. How do I retain the ...
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How do I change the default 'word wrap' setting in WordPad?

(I couldn't find this anywhere on the web, so I figured I'd leave the answer here for others.) Every time a text file opens in WordPad, I have to change the 'word wrap' setting to make it easier to ...
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Is there any way to disable WordPad's Text-Only format save warning?

Is there any way to disable the following warning from [Microsoft] WordPad? . Yes, I know I'm saving this document as a text-only .txt file. I've already said Yes to this dialog 25 times since ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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Recovering unsaved Wordpad files after Windows 8 forced reboot

I had several wordpad files open when Windows 8 did a forced reboot after an update. Strangely enough, two of them were recovered and are titled "Document (Recovered)", but the most recent one is lost....
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Pasting text with hyperlinks to WordPad

When i copy a text with hyperlinks like under bla bla bla bla bla to WordPad, hyperlinks turn into plain text like bla bla bla bla bla Am i doing something wrong or it is the Wordpad which ...
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Tab corruption in multiple text file formats

In Google Docs, Wordpad, and Writer (for open office), tabs are being "forgotten" or haphazardly "inserted" where other tabs are. I don't think this issue is local to a particular program or file ...
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Wordpad in Win 7: How to change the default font and size?

When I open a new Win 7 Wordpad doc and start typing, the font is size 11 Calibri. Is there a way to change the default in a newly opened doc to size 12 Verdana?
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How do you toggle overwrite in Wordpad? (the insert key pastes, so doesn't help)

I was typing in wordpad and it started overwriting. If I push insert/ins, then it pastes, so that's not it. How do I turn overwrite off? Added- I got it now but i'm gonna include some screenshots.
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How to save file via wordpad with cmd?

I want to save a docx file as rtf file via wordpad, using cmd. How can I do it?
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Is there a way to put “copy to” in the context menu in IE9?

I have searched high and low. Maybe looking too hard. But surely there is a way to add "Copy to WordPad" as a right click option for the address bar in IE9. I could accept "copy to notepad" except ...
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Pasting text into Windows 7, WordPad

Everytime I paste text into WordPad, from pretty much any source, extra lines are inserted. Such as I want to paste - This is line 1. This is line 2. This is line 3. Becomes - This is line ...
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Wordpad wont let me type a letter between cursor after back spacing

Have I hit a button that is causing the titled problem? I recently lost my 23 year old daughter and I desperately need to write using wordpad. I am a doomed, computer stupid old mother who is about to ...
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Save wordpad to HTML?

Is there any way to save MS WordPad files (basically RTF) as HTML? I edited a document, made all my styles now I want to save it as HTML, is there anyway (add-in or extension?) to save it as HTML ...
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Clipboard bug in Wordpad in Windows 7 (accidentally pasting large file into application) [closed]

In Win7, I use Wordpad, and I really like it. For my needs it's lean and fast, yet has the formatting functionalities I'm after when working on my TXT/RTF files on a daily basis. I don't intend to ...
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How to divide .for file on parts with conditions

If we have for example very big matrix .for file 50MB shown down. I have to divide it on 50 separated .for files not bigger then 1Mb. How to make them automatically, not copy/paste manual? As we have ...
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Printing data in Mathematica

I have one problem about printing data in Mathematica. If the line so long for example S=...
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Microsoft's WordPad - File Reformatting

I found this tutorial on "glitching" image files by opening/saving them in WordPad. This left me wondering: what kind of reformatting do the pre-Vista and Vista/7 versions of WordPad apply to binary ...
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Distortion in format of data in Wordpad file when shifted from Windows XP to Windows 2007

I have many data files which were set to open in Wordpad in Windows XP. Those files have a particular format for data, like following: Name of Data file No. of data columns Name of data in column_1 ...
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Wordpad loses pasted images after reopening

This is affecting just one computer of many I have access to, all running Windows XP Professional. I copy a selection from an image in MSPaint then paste into Wordpad. I save, close and reopen and the ...
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Is there a way to bookmark a wordpad or word file where you left off?

I work with very long .rtf and .doc files and am constantly opening/closing them. Is there a way to save where I am at in the file so when I reopen I'm back to that same spot?
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Have Microsoft Word save RTF documents in a leaner format (similar to WordPad RTF)

Are there any techniques one can use to have Word save RTF documents in a leaner (simpler, lighter weight) format than it does by default? We have large RTF documents that use basic formatting only ...
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Windows 7 start menu jump lists stop working for some applications

I am using Windows 7 Professional x64, and to start programs that I have pinned to the top level of the start menu, I very often use the jump lists of recently opened documents that appear when ...
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Can Mac users read .rtf files by default?

If I create an .rtf file in WordPad and send it to someone on a Mac, can I assume that they will be able to view it correctly?
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Text file saved in wordpad by mistake

I have a text file which was with nice linebreaks. By mistake my customer opened it in wordpad an saved it. All line breaks are now gone. Is there a way to restore the line breaks again?
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Wordpad does not show image properly

I have an .rtf file and there is an image in it. When I open that with MSWord it show image properly, but with WordPad it show a yellow rectangle instead. What's the problem?
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Unable to view data in notepad

I have a java code that reads an excel file and writes it to a text file. When i get the output text file, I can see only symbols like this in the notepad. "‷搮ㄱ〱〰㄰㄰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠〰〠" But if i open ...
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WordPad replacement [closed]

I'm looking for a lite (nothing fancy like notepad++, just simple notepad), open source WordPad replacement. It would be great if it could save and open hyperlinks and export files to HTML. Any ...
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How can I solve WordPad not being a “valid Win32 application”?

Somehow in trying to cleanup my computer's hard drive, I have inadvertently corrupted WordPad, which I have long used for viewing many types of files, including logs (i.e., log4j). Now, when I right ...