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  Wednesday, August 20, 2008 – Permalink –

Notepad

Really basic


There are hundreds of freeware substitutes for Windows Notepad, but you can still do some interesting things with the standard version included with Windows.


To create a file that time-dates entries, on the first line of a Notepad document, type the following extension at the left margin, making sure you use all uppercase letters and include the period:

.LOG

After making an entry, save Notepad. When you next open the file, the previous date and time will be displayed.


You can, also insert the date and time by clicking Edit and select Time/Date, or just press F5. The current date and time will automatically be inserted into your file.


You can also change the Font on the Format menu and change the page layout on File>Page Setup.


To work with Headers and Footers,
On the File menu, click Page Setup.
In the Header or Footer box, type the letter and character combination from the following list:


Insert the open file's name or (untitled) if the file has no name.
&f

Insert the date.
&d

Insert the time specified by your computer's clock.
&t

Insert page numbers.
&p

Insert an ampersand (&).
&&

Align the header or footer to the left, center, or right.
&l, &c, or &r


Note

  • You can use more than one combination in the Header or Footer box. Leaving a space or two between each combination will make the header or footer easier to read.
  • To align text to the left, center, or right, you must first enter &l, &c, or &r in the Header or Footer box, followed by any other combinations you want to use.
  • You can also incorporate text with the combinations. For example, Page &p will print out as Page 1, Page 2, and so on.


Product description

Replacing notepad in Windows Vista

Also see:

WebTech University:
Using Windows Notepad as an HTML Editor

[Edited entry from 5/6/2005]




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<Doug Klippert@ 3:32 AM

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