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    Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    I have a folder in which i keep miscellaneous informational notes. I don't like note pad because of the way it prints if I want to print one of the informational notes. A word document is a waste of a word document. Is there a way to add word pad to the accessories list and/or the drop down list that results from right clicking in a folder?

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    You can create a shortcut to Wordpad.exe in your Send To folder. That will automatically add a Wordpad item in the Send To submenu of the context menu that appears when you right-click a file. Does that help?

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    In Folder Options, File Types look for the extension TXT. Change it to open with WordPad. When you select a new text document, it will open with WordPad.
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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    Be aware, however, that WordPad documents are not text documents, even if you've set WordPad as the default application for text documents. If it's important that these remain text documents (for, say, compatibility) then you should either refrain from modifying them in WordPad or be quite careful when you save the modifications.

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    I'm not sure what printing features you're looking for from NotePad but there are a number of freeware NotePad replacements that expand upon many of Notepad's shortcomings. I'm partial to NoteTab Light myself. The NotePad replacements also have the advantage of maintaining the text document format by default (unlike WordPad, as noted in the reply by calvincrumrine).

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    WordPad generally takes its cue from the file extension. It will save .txt files as Text, .rtf files as Rich Text, and so forth. When in doubt, you can use Save As and dictate the type.

    In Windows XP Pro, it saves .HTML files as text, too. Much smarter than in the old days where it warned you with the dialog every time you saved!

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    Another very good Notepad replacement is EditPad Lite ( http://www.editpadlite.com ). It's free for personal use. If you want even more options, there's also a Pro version.
    I use it a lot because you can open more than 1 file and it's capable to Find / Replace text in all opened files.

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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    The formats for saving Wordpad documents are:
    Rich Text Format (RTF)
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    Text--MS-DOS
    Unicode Text
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    Re: Add Wordpad (Windows 98)

    Maybe I'll have to give it another try. I pretty much quit using it a number of years ago. (I use KEdit as my text editor-and Word or WordPerfect for word processing documents. KEdit is neither free nor easy to learn, but since I already have it & know it-at least the functions I make use of in it-that's what I use.)

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