Creating a document in Windows is easy. If you’ve upgraded from Windows 7 or 8.1 and had a word processor like Microsoft Word installed, it’s still there. Or you can use Windows 10’s built-in word processor WordPad. Just type WordPad in the search box and click on the result.

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You may be surprised to find how much WordPad is capable of doing. When you first open it up, you’ll see it looks very much like early versions of Word.

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Open a new document and you’ll see that you have the standard choices for font and font size.

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Just click the drop-down menu to change.

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There are options to make the text Bold, Italic and Underlined as well as Strikethrough and Subscript and Superscript Options. Plus color options.

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You’ll see formatting options for Indentations, Lists & Bullet Points and Line Spacing.

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Plus your choice of Left, Center, Right and Justified alignment.

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You can also insert pictures into your document, add drawing from Paint, add Date &  time and insert objects.

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It also offers editing options like Find, Replace and Select all.

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An even simpler option is Notepad. To open, just type Notepad in the search box and click on the results.

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You’ll see this super-simple interface.

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Just start typing to create a note.

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You’ll notice this is a much simpler interface than WordPad with a lot fewer options for formatting. Click File for a drop-down menu with options to save, open, create a
new note, and print.

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The Edit menu allows you to cut, copy, paste, and do things like find and replace.

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Format lets you activate Word Wrap and change fonts.

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Select Font and you can select from the full range of fonts on your PC.

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For many people, WordPad and NotePad provide all the word processing power they need.