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4. Built-In Utilities > 4.2. Notepad and Clipboard

Notepad and Clipboard

Windows XP’s two most popular utilities are Notepad and the Clipboard. In fact, you use the Clipboard countless times every day without even knowing it: every time you cut, copy, or paste something, Windows stashes and retrieves the goods from its trusty Clipboard. And if you edit a lot of text files, you may use Notepad, which is faster and simpler than Word for editing small files. Both programs are more powerful than they appear; the following hints help you tap into their hidden abilities.

Inserting a Time and Date Stamp with Notepad

When using Notepad, you may want to put a time and date stamp in a file—for example, if you’re adding comments to a document and want to show when the notes were made. To insert a time and date stamp at any point in a Notepad file, simply Press F5.


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