Introduction to Note Pad

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Introduction to Note Pad



v  Notepad is a simple text editor for Microsoft windows.

v  It enables computer users to create documents.

v  It has been included in all versions of Microsoft windows since windows 1.0 in 1985.

v  The resulting files are typically saved with the .txt extension.


Steps to open windows Notepad

Step 1: On the windows desktop, find the windows Search Box.

Step 2: In the Search Box, type notepad.

Step 3: Click on the Notepad option in the search results.

It will launch Windows Notepad application with an untitled blank windows as shown in the picture.



Title bar


v  The top most bar of the Notepad window is called the title bar.

v  It opens with a name of Untitled - Notepad.



Status bar

The status bar in windows Notepad displays the current line number and column number of the cursor location.




Menu bar

The menu bar contains options of File, Edit, Format, View and Help tab.


                 1. File tab

File tab contains option of New page, Save, Save as, Print, Exit, Page setup etc.




                  2.  Edit tab

Edit tab contains options of Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select all. Find, Find next, Replace etc.




                  3.  Format tab

Format tab contains Word Wrap and fonts of writing.




                  4. View tab

View tab contains option to enable or disable Status bar.




Things to Remember


v  Notepad is a simple text editor for Microsoft windows.

v  It has been included since windows 1.0 in 1985.

v  .txt is the extension for notepad file.

v  Notepad has three bars, Title bar, Menu bar and Status bar.

v  Menu bar contains File, Edit and Format tab.


Answer Me


                  1.            Notepad enables computer users to create _____.


1. Picture

2. Document

3. Audio

4. Video


                  2.            Which one is the default 'text editor' for Microsoft windows?


1. MS-Word

2. MS-Excel

3. WordPad

4. Notepad


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