Wordpad defaults

  david58 23:11 09 Jun 2004
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Hi folks, For my sins I am writing my website in wordpad - yes I know, I'm daft. However it does mean that I frequently go into Wordpad and each time I have to scroll down to 'All Documents' because it's default is 'Rich Text format'.

Does anyone know how I can change this to 'All Documents'?

  Pesala 06:13 10 Jun 2004

Note Tab Lite (1,796 K) click here Powerful Notepad replacement with spell-check, autocorrect, etc. (Direct D/L)

It remembers the file type you used last time, e.g. html. There are dedicated HTML editors out there, but Note Tab Lite is pretty similar to Wordpad, i.e. you should find it easy to adjust to.

For me, Wordpad defaults to *.doc so it must be possible to change the default, but not I think to all files. It will remember what you used last time for the current session only. Wordpad is just not the right tool for the job.

  Valvegrid 06:41 10 Jun 2004

I wonder why you're using Wordpad when there are free editors around like this one:

click here

You can still get an old version of Front Page Express:

click here

I must admit, I build my first web page using Wordpad, but soon got fed up with it and got an editor.

Good luck.

  Valvegrid 06:45 10 Jun 2004

Ooops, sorry my second link for download doesn't work, try this one:

click here

  Sethhaniel 08:41 10 Jun 2004

and HTML and the page goes where you want it AND not where some editor thinks it should go

  Sethhaniel 09:04 10 Jun 2004

Start- Run- Regedit- hkey_current_user- Software- Microsoft- Windows- Wordpad- Options- DefaultFormat- (0X00000005)highlight this key - rightclick select 'Modify' ValueData replace the 5 with a 6 click OK exit - start Wordpad and open and there your .txt in the window

  Sethhaniel 09:21 10 Jun 2004

for All Documents
its no 9 instead of 5

regards

  david58 20:32 10 Jun 2004

Thanks sethaniel, just the answer I was looking for. Am I brave enough to try it though?

regedit - scary stuff.

  david58 20:32 10 Jun 2004

Thanks sethaniel, just the answer I was looking for. Am I brave enough to try it though?

regedit - scary stuff.

  david58 22:29 10 Jun 2004

By the way, I started with notepad (98) but ran into memory problems with a large pages. Very frustrating but might not happen now with XP notepad of course.

  Pesala 17:02 19 Dec 2004

This freeware is excellent: click here

Never mind that it is not too pretty, it is pretty good for basic WP tasks: click here

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