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How to change fonts in Windows Notepad

Windows Notepad is a fairly basic text editor. It doesn't offer a lot in the way of extra features, but one thing it does have is the ability to use different fonts.

By default, Notepad uses the Lucida Console font. However, you can change both the font and the text size, as well as use bold and italic styles. The only drawback is that the whole document must use the same settings, so if you change the font, it will apply to all of the text; you can't have only one word appear in bold, for example.

To change the font in Notepad, open an existing text file or create a new one by clicking on the Notepad link on the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad). On the menu bar, click Format, and from the drop down menu, select Font.

On the left side of the Font window is a list of all of the fonts you can choose from. To see what a font will look like, click on it. The text in the sample box will change to reflect that font, giving you an idea of what the capital and lowercase letters will look like.

You can also change the text style by selecting Italic, Bold, or Bold Italic. (Unfortunately, you can't underline in Notepad.) The text size can be changed by selecting a number from the list under the Size heading, or you can type in a value in the field above the list. To change the script (in order to use the lettering or symbols of another language) select one of the scripts from the Script list at the bottom of the window.

Once you've made your selections, click OK to apply them. If you just want to exit out of the Font window without making changes, click Cancel.

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Wordpad is a text editor coming toghether with Windows operating systems. They made it very simple, that's why it doesn't offer advanced features like spell checking.
Microsoft includes such features in Microsoft Office Word.


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As an alternative to MS Office, you can download and install OpenOffice absolutely free. OpenOffice gives the features of Microsoft Office (word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation and graphics), but doesn't cost anything. It can also read and edit MS docx format files, and can create pdf files. If you want to do some serious work but don't want to pay Microsoft, OO is what you need.

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