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Part 9. Using Windows Accessories > Task 10: Using Notepad

Task 10: Using Notepad

Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, and then choose Notepad.

To open a file in Notepad, click File, and then choose Open.

An Open dialog box appears. Navigate to the folder containing the file you want to open.

INTRODUCTION

The most common type of simple file is a text file, which has the extension .txt. They include instructions on how to install a program, beta notes, and other information. Some configuration files are also text files. To edit and work with this type of file, you can use Notepad, a simple text editor provided with Windows XP.


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NotePad Versus WordPad

NotePad is similar to WordPad, in that both are text-editing programs. WordPad, however, supports more formatting options and other features whereas NotePad does not.


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Navigate the Open Dialog Box

For help navigating the standard Windows Open dialog, refer to Task 6, “Opening a Document,” in Part 2, “Working with Programs.”


When you find the file you want to read, double-click its entry in the Open dialog box.

Review the file.

To exit Notepad, click the Close button.


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