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.
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.
Open a new document and you’ll see that you have the standard choices for font and font size.
Just click the drop-down menu to change.
There are options to make the text Bold, Italic and Underlined as well as Strikethrough and Subscript and Superscript Options. Plus color options.
You’ll see formatting options for Indentations, Lists & Bullet Points and Line Spacing.
Plus your choice of Left, Center, Right and Justified alignment.
You can also insert pictures into your document, add drawing from Paint, add Date & time and insert objects.
It also offers editing options like Find, Replace and Select all.
An even simpler option is Notepad. To open, just type Notepad in the search box and click on the results.
You’ll see this super-simple interface.
Just start typing to create a note.
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.
The Edit menu allows you to cut, copy, paste, and do things like find and replace.
Format lets you activate Word Wrap and change fonts.
Select Font and you can select from the full range of fonts on your PC.
For many people, WordPad and NotePad provide all the word processing power they need.