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WordPad is the basic word processor that has been included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 on. It is more advanced than Windows Notepad, and simpler than Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works (last updated in 2007). WordPad replaced Microsoft Write.


WordPad can format and print text, including font and bold, italic, colored, and centered text, and lacks functions such as a spell checker, thesaurus, and control of pagination. It does not support footnotes and endnotes. WordPad can read, render, and save many Rich Text Format (RTF) features that it cannot create, such as tables, strikeout, superscript, subscript, "extra" colors, text background colors, numbered lists, right and left indentation, quasi-hypertext and URL linking, and line-spacing greater than 1.


Some featureslike headers, footers, and annotationsarent supported in WordPad. If you open a file with these features and then save the file in WordPad, youll lose the content in these features. If you want to change such a file, but dont want to lose the original content, tap or click Save as and save the file with a different name. That way you can make changes to a copy of the file while keeping the content in the original file intact.

Print files

If you want to see what your file will look like before you print it, tap or click File, tap or point to Print, and then tap or click Print preview. To print a file, tap or click File, and then tap or click Print.

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