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  What's the need for wordpad? 
 
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tom Apr 02, 2004, 10:39am EST Report Abuse
Now I have a good question to ask... why does Windows need Wordpad?

I know that notepad is useful for writing HTML, but what's with Wordpad?


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Chris M Apr 02, 2004, 11:21am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
I use it to open NFO documents.

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Kevin Toal Apr 02, 2004, 11:25am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
It's an anchient Word processor that they've always bundled with windows, so they probably always will.
So if you buy windows, and install it outta the box, and you havent got Word installed, or Office didnt come with your PC, then you can write basic documents. Change font and font size and probably colour as well.
None of which you can do with Notepad.

KT

The End J48 (Named Change) Apr 02, 2004, 12:00pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
NFO's are just text documents with a different extension. you might as well use notepad.

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Michael A. Apr 03, 2004, 03:15am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
The only real point to Notepad is for the people who get new PCs without Word or Open Office. The only time I ever use Wordpad is when either: 1) a .txt file is to large to open in Notepad, 2) or when MS Word does some weird formating thing like double spacing when I copy and paste, for example. (Hard to explain).

Michael A.
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Legend Love Apr 05, 2004, 04:36am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Word itself is ancient....If Microsoft cared about the consumer (instead of making Microsoft babies) they would release a cheap version of something like QuarkXpress or Adobe Indesign which is actually useful in the modern days of page layout.

Michael A. Apr 05, 2004, 04:53am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Open Office is the best thing ever. I love I look at job applications and they ask..."Do you have computer experience?" I'm like, "Yes, but are you asking for *real* experience or *Microsuck* experience?" 95% of the people I mention OO to are like, "Open what?"

I get scarried when I think of what the planet will look like years from now when it is under Microsuck's domination.

Michael A.
Website: http://itnode.net
tom Apr 06, 2004, 07:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Well, Microsoft Office does the job for me, but Microsuck sure sucks anyways. However the best thing they did was release Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002/2004, as soon as possible I wanna be a real pilot anyway

Corvus Raven Apr 13, 2004, 02:01am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Ditch NotePad and WordPad. Notepad is limited with file size.. and wordpad just sucks.

Put in MetaPad. :)

(http://liquidninja.com/metapad/)

And while you are at it, use Mozilla, and get rid of InternetExplorer and OutlookExpress. ;)


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Michael A. Apr 13, 2004, 12:13pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
I've been trying to get people to ditch IE forever. Hopefully, more people will start see the benefits to Mozilla and Netscape.

Michael A.
Website: http://itnode.net
Adam Kolak Apr 13, 2004, 12:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Wordpad is for people who can't afford Word

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Erik Apr 23, 2004, 01:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
hail the king of html editors ^_^

http://www.notepad.org

Victor Hackney Apr 25, 2004, 11:32am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?

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Jennifer Apr 25, 2004, 11:39am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
Hej!
Oh my, Swedes! *grin*

I currently am deeply into searching my Swedish genealogy, feels a little more like home here now-

but have to disagree, EditPad is better than notepad if for no other reason than it's global search and replace, and it's ability to work on countless files at the same time...
http://www.editpadpro.com/

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Corvus Raven Apr 25, 2004, 01:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
MetaPad also is faster at searches then NotePad.

Perhaps every xPad is.. :) (where x == "Note" is false :) )

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ASUS A7N8X Deluxe PCB 2.00 w/ BIOS 1005 (cause? Dunno.. ATM)
AMD XP 2800+ @ 0.0 GHz 0MHz FSB (overheating for no appearent reason)
(2) - Corsair XMS512-3500C2 (5-2-2-2T) @ 0MHz
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.
Corvus Raven May 31, 2004, 01:10am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
[edit] this message belonged somewhere else.. have no idea where.. ATM[/edit]

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AMD XP 2800+ @ 0.0 GHz 0MHz FSB (overheating for no appearent reason)
(2) - Corsair XMS512-3500C2 (5-2-2-2T) @ 0MHz
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.
Lawrence Heffernan Jun 05, 2004, 12:29pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
The Future

*Computer*
Welcome to the Starship Enterprise, Powered by Microsoft Windows 2365 Service Pack 2
Where do you want to go today?
*Captain*
Set course for Wolf 359 Warp Nine
*Computer*
Confirmed, Course for Wolf 359, 7.8 Lightyears from current position laid in
*Captain*
Engage
*Computer*
Warning, Inertial Dampers have performed an illegal operation and will be shut down
*Captain*
Belay going to warp
*Computer*
Unable to comply, the system is busy, the system is unstable, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart the computer, or any other key to see if the system returns to stability.
Going to Warp

*SPLAT*

Corvus Raven Jun 05, 2004, 04:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: What's the need for wordpad?
"..another one bites the dusta.." :)

(Intergalatic dust.. but dust all the same. ;) )

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AMD XP 2800+ @ 0.0 GHz 0MHz FSB (overheating for no appearent reason)
(2) - Corsair XMS512-3500C2 (5-2-2-2T) @ 0MHz
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.


 

    
 
 

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