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WordPad

A screenshot of WordPad in Windows Vista.
Developer: Microsoft
Latest release: 6.0.6000.16386 / November 8, 2006
OS: Microsoft Windows
Genre: Word processor
License: Freeware
Website: Microsoft Windows

WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 upwards. It is more advanced than Notepad, which is rather a basic text editor, but not at all as advanced as Microsoft Word. It originated in Windows 1.0x as Write. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 792 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (960 × 727 pixel, file size: 75 KB, MIME type: image/png) A screenshot of WordPad in Windows Vista. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A software release is the distribution, whether public or private, of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product. ... // An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer. ... Windows redirects here. ... Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function, type, or field of use. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... The term Freeware refers to gratis proprietary software with closed source. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... Windows redirects here. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... For the item of stationery, see notebook. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... Windows 1. ... Windows Write is a simple word processor that came with Microsoft Windows 1. ...


It has facilities to format and print text, but lacks intermediate features such as a spell checker, thesaurus, support for tables etc. As such, it is suitable for writing letters or short authorships, but underpowered for such tasks as long reports (which usually rely heavily on graphics) or large authorships, such as books or manuscripts. In computing terms, a spelling checker (also spell checker) is a software program designed to verify the spelling of words in a file, helping a user ensure his/her spelling is correct. ... For the American rapper, see TheSaurus (rapper). ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus, written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ...


WordPad natively supports the Rich Text Format and uses Microsoft's RichEdit control, version 4.1 of which ships with Windows XP SP1 and later operating systems,[1] including Windows Vista. Previous versions also supported the "Word for Windows 6.0" format, which is forward compatible with the Microsoft Word format. The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated to RTF) is a proprietary document file format developed by Microsoft in 1987 for cross-platform document interchange. ... Forward compatibility (sometimes confused with extensibility) is the ability of a system to accept input intended for later versions of itself. ...


WordPad was introduced for the first time in Windows 95, replacing the Windows Write application, which came bundled with all previous versions of Windows (version 3.1 and earlier). The source code to WordPad was also distributed by Microsoft as a Microsoft Foundation Classes example application with MFC 3.2 and later, shortly before the release of Windows 95. It is still available for download from the MSDN Web site. Windows Write is a simple word processor that came with Microsoft Windows 1. ... Microsoft Foundation Classes, or MFC, is a Microsoft library that wraps portions of the Windows API in C++ classes, forming an application framework. ... The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is an information service from Microsoft for software developers. ...


To date, WordPad and Microsoft Word are the only officially supported Microsoft applications that can read or import the WRI files produced by Windows Write.


WordPad for Windows XP added multilingual text editing. It can open Microsoft Word (versions 6.0-2003) files, although sometimes with incorrect formatting. However, it cannot save files in the .doc format (only .txt or .rtf), unlike previous WordPad versions. Windows XP Service Pack 2 disabled the legacy support for viewing .wri files (produced by the early version of WordPad, called Windows Write) for security purposes. In Windows Vista, support for reading Word files was removed because of the incorrect rendering and formatting problems. However, it supports speech recognition and the Text Services Framework (TSF). For viewing legacy (97-2003) as well as newer (Open XML) Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft has released the free Word Viewer. Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... In computing, DOC or doc (short for document) is a common file extension, traditionally used for documentation in plain-text format, particularly of programs or computer hardware, on a wide range of operating systems. ... . ... The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated to RTF) is a proprietary document file format developed by Microsoft since 1987 for cross-platform document interchange. ... Windows Write is a simple word processor that came with Microsoft Windows 1. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Speech recognition (in many contexts also known as automatic speech recognition, computer speech recognition or erroneously as Voice Recognition) is the process of converting a speech signal to a sequence of words, by means of an algorithm implemented as a computer program. ... The Text Services Framework (TSF) , is a COM framework and API in Windows XP and later Windows operating systems that supports advanced text input and text processing. ...


See also

The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components. ...

References

  1. ^ RichEdit versions

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WordPad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
WordPad is a simple word processor coming with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 upwards.
WordPad was introduced for the first time in Windows 95, replacing the Windows Write application, which came bundled with all previous versions of Windows (version 3.1 and earlier).
The source code to WordPad was also distributed by Microsoft as an MFC example application with MFC 3.2 and later, shortly before the release of Windows 95.
Microsoft's odd but useful WordPad (1070 words)
WordPad also scores well in an area that is often ignored by the computer press: It is exceptionally stable, handling all the tasks that are thrown at it without slowing down and without protesting.
WordPad's default is the standard one of left-justified text, also known as ragged-right text, and that is fine for nearly all informal documents (letters, faxes, school reports and so on).
Various schemes to change WordPad's behavior have been suggested (none of which I'll mention here, mostly because they either don't work or don't actually change the default behavior), but the solution is to let this typewriter font take over and do its thing; after a while, you'll get to like it.
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