wordpad

Mon
02
Feb
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Create Quick Notes with Word Pad

Some folks use note pads or Post Its to jot down quick notes to themselves and save them on their desk or stick them to their monitor. Other folks, like the technologically savvy (aka geeks), use another alternative that doesn't take them away from ... their computer. You may want to give this easy tip a try. The benefit is that creating scraps is just a click and drag session and you do not have to take the time to name and save a file! Follow the steps below to learn how: Launch WordPad. Key in the text to create your note. Select (highlight) the text. Drag the selection and drop it on your ... (view more)

Fri
03
Nov
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Create Quick Notes with WordPad Scraps

Do you often use Notepad to create quick notes to yourself and then save the file on your desktop? While the process is quite simple, there is an alternative that you might want to investigate. This alternative takes advantage of the fact that ... WordPad can generate, and the Desktop can host, special OLE objects called "scraps." The benefit is that creating scraps is as easy as a quick drag-and-drop operation -- and there's no need for all the steps involved in naming and saving the file. Here's how to create quick notes with WordPad scraps: Launch WordPad. Create your note. Select/ ... (view more)

Fri
07
Apr
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Missing Wordpad?, Part 2

Infopackets Reader Carol B. writes: " Hi Dennis, I read your article today about the user who is missing WordPad . I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but kellys-korner-xp.com has a downloadable executable for WordPad (see: #308 on the right hand ... side of the page). http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm One last thing: in your previous post, the user mentioned that his document files were no longer associated with WordPad. To reinstate this (using Windows XP): Right click on the file they want to open with WordPad. Select 'Open With' from the drop down menu. Select Choose Program, ... (view more)

Thu
06
Apr
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Missing Wordpad?

Infopackets Reader Kevin writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, The other day I clicked Start -> Programs -> Accessories in order to get to MS WordPad, but found that it was no longer there. I have spent an innumerable amount of time typing my DVD ... collection (titles) into WordPad; now when I click on my DVD document, I get a message stating that 'This file does not have a program associated with it.' I don't understand why all the sudden I can't open my document any longer and why WordPad isn't listed beside Notepad in my Start menu. Can you please tell me how I can get WordPad back so I can ... (view more)

Wed
21
May
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Word Perfect 2000 won't read MS Word documents?

Infopackets Reader Warren P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm a new member of your newsletter and have a question! I have Word Perfect 2000 installed on my computer. It appears that I am no longer able to open Microsoft Word (.DOC) files. Earlier versions ... of .DOC files opened up in Word Pad. Any ideas? " My Response: There are a few possibilities that I can think of. Either: a) The Windows file association for .DOC files may have changed and no longer points to Word Pad, or b) The .DOC file could have been corrupt and is producing an error message. In this case, try to obtain another copy and avoid ... (view more)

Wed
02
Oct
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How to print a large-sized web page on a single printed page

After emailing my suggestion on how to use Landscape / Portrait modes to get a large web page to fit properly using a printer, a few users emailed me with thoughts of their own. Infopackets Reader John D. writes: " You could also suggest a program ... such as Gadwin Printscreen , which will print exactly what is on the screen and fit it properly. " Infopackets Reader Theo T. also wrote in: " Another approach to this is to copy what you want to print by pasting in to either a text editor, or WordPad. The downside to using either method is that you will lose pictures and graphics ... (view more)

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