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    WordPad

    Here's a new wrinkle! I have been asked by a friend how to change the default font and font size in WordPad. Of course, we can change it for a single document, but I don't know how to change the default so that the new font and font size is applied whenever the softwareis opened.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: WordPad

    WordPad is a simple text editor provided with Windows. Many of its settings, such as the font, are hard-coded. For more flexibility, use Word.

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    Re: WordPad

    Thanks! I do use Word; that's way I'm not knowledgeable about WordPad.
    I appreciate your fast response.
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    Re: WordPad

    Open WordPad. From View menu, choose Format Bar. Now you can do simple formatting (fonts, font size, font color, align, ets.)

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    Re: WordPad

    As Novice wrote
    <hr>Of course, we can change it for a single document, but I don't know how to change the default<hr>
    I don't know of a "nice" way to change the default font for WordPad; I read in one of the newsgroups that you can hack the WordPad.exe file with a resource editor, but I'm not going to recommend that!

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    Re: WordPad

    I created a template which I saved as"times new roman 12.rtf" and moved the icon onto my desktop beside my wordpad icon. After I have written my text I 'SAVE AS' with an appropriate name then close my template ready for next time. Wordpad is adequate for me and saved me $100 because I don't need Office. I seldom use any other font so plan to delete the wordpad icon. More than paid for my copy of XP for Dummies (desk reference) But this site has boggled my mind more than the book ;-).

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