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

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wordpad blah.txt says “unable to create new document”

This happens from CompB So, from CompB, wordpad can't open a file from the command line. Whereas from CompA, it opens Both are running Windows 7 How can I make CompB, where wordpad doesn't open ...
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Greek shows up as gibberish in both .odt and .rtf, regardless of font

I recently translated a legal file from English into Greek. It was saved fine (both as .odt and as .rtf using OpenOffice). I also printed out a draft. Today I went back on the same computer to edit it ...
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Best Technique To Edit Large RTF File in Microsoft Word

I need to edit a file that was saved in Rich Text Format (*.RTF) using Microsoft Word, but today I've learned that the regular old WordPad that comes with Windows can open humongous *.RTF files that ...
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Recover Wordpad document after update Windows 10

I was working on a wordpad document when windows did a forced update and reboot. I was able to find my last saved version but there are a lot of unsaved changes I made that are still missing. I saw ...
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regular expression help needed

I have a text of 8XX lines that look like this: id="**02_item2_02" duration="29" style="**joe" id="02_item3_01" duration="35.5" style="joseph" The text between id=" and style=" is never the same.  ...
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An important text file's contents were blanked, yet windows can still index its content?

I had an important .rtf file I was working on in Wordpad for weeks. Maybe the last time I tried to save it, it got corrupted, and now the file's blank. Checking with a hex editor, every byte is 00. ...
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How do I open WordPad with predefined text (like a template)?

I'd like WordPad to open from, say, a desktop shortcut with a predefined text inserted. It should create a new document and not open an existing one, the function should be the same as in a Word ...
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Is there a shortcut to create a new Wordpad document without automatically closing the one you are already working on?

I am using Windows 7. This seems like an obvious question but I can't find it anywhere.
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Make WordPad properly open a UTF-8 or UTF-16 encoded file

When I try to open a file that has UTF-8 encoding, I get some junk characters. I don't see anywhere in the open dialog to specify the encoding for the file. I have seen various answers which talk ...
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How to Uninstall WordPad Windows 10?

WordPad some how became my default application to open .docx files. I know I could just change the default, but, I wanted to make it be gone forever and never have the possibility of annoying me again....
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Image issue in WordPad since latest Windows 10 feature update

I have a strange issue in WordPad. I have a document that I use as an e-mail footer; I prepare the complete text in WordPad, and when it is done, copy it into Outlook (2016 with O365 back-end, in case ...
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Lost important Wordpad document when power went out--seems to be gone--need magic to make it reappear

I was writing a lengthy important document, using Wordpad first to edit--editing one paragraph at a time, then copying/pasting each completed paragraph to Focus Writer (because it has more options and ...
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How to spell-check a Rich Text document?

I'm looking for a way to spell-check a Rich Text Document created with Wordpad on Windows 7. I know no such feature exists within Wordpad, so I'm looking for workarounds. (I do not have a copy of ...
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Can I insert hyperlinks directly from Wordpad?

Is it possible to add hyperlinks to a document in Wordpad? It's possible to copy hyperlinked text from editors like Microsoft Word, but I don't see a way to insert hyperlinks directly from Wordpad.
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Why does Wordpad open large files so much faster than notepad?

I thought notepad, being the most simple text reader is also the fastest, but I discovered when I tried to open very large text files that Wordpad opens them much much more quickly. What could be the ...
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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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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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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 may ...
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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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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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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 ...