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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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Font family automatically resets to default (Calibri) as soon as I start typing

Here is what I'm experiencing, in Windows 11: open a blank Wordpad document, type some text in it; select all, and set the font family to anything other than 'Calibri' (e.g. Trebuchet MS); put the ...
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Is there a way to display non printing characters in Windows 10 Wordpad?

How can I display non printing characters (new line, space, tab, etc) in Wordpad? Google search for this is very difficult as all search results seem to be poisoned by instructions about ms word. How ...
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Can you add non-breaking spaces to an RTF file using WordPad?

I can't find a way to add non-breaking spaces to an RTF file using WordPad. It is possible to do this in other editors (full Word, for instance) or by editing the RTF file directly as a text file. (...
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Launching mspaint and wordpad fail with "Unable to create new document"

Launching mspaint or wordpad fails with this prompt. This happens when they are launched from any directory, with or without arguments. My system is Windows 10 version 2004. I've installed some ...
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PowerPoint 2013 email is opening in WordPad

Can't get PowerPoint attachment to open. It opens in WordPad all the time. I accidently answered a question and said yes to opening in WordPad.
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How to copy sections of a document

I want to copy the timecode which is on the right side of this document
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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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Disable smooth scrolling in WordPad?

Is there any way to turn off Smooth Scrolling in WordPad in Windows 10, v1903? When I use the mouse-wheel, I want one "click" of the wheel to result in a single change of screen state. Any ...
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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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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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Can't change txt files to open with anything but WordPad [duplicate]

I want to change txt files to open with a specific .xls it used to work but for some reason now it won't save anymore when I set the .xls program as the default. It's a serious pain to have to open ...
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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 wordpad for right to left languages

In Microsoft Windows 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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Printing works from Word but not Wordpad

I have a printer attached to the network with a lot of devices able to print to it. One of my desktops, however, will only print to it in Word 2013 or from Chrome. Using Notepad, or Wordpad, or ...
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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 press 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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I am unable to print from Windows 7 Starter Edition, however I can print from WordPad

I have a HP2500 Series printer and have installed the necessary drivers for Windows 7. When I try to print from Word Starter Edition nothing happens, it doesn't even sent it to the print queue. ...
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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 ...
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