Again, it may not look correct if there’s a lot of special formatting in the document. 8. If this >>works, >>then use the file options to change the association to the program that is >>your text editor. I hope there is a solution. There are good reasons for that and easy >workarounds.
Wordpad is still available in >>> Win7 and Win8/8.1. >>> If you have MS Word installed, that will open Wordpad documents. Keep in mind that this program will only let you view the content and not do any editing. Maybe I live under a rock. > >And, it is odd that you are using WinXP, any version, and are just now >reporting troubles with opening files that are old. Nil, Jan 30, 2015 #15 Jeff Strickland Guest
LOL...wow, was I wrong! You can open files for viewing, but you cannot make edits. The point is still valid, Win7 and Win8 have editors for rich text. Rimawi Thanks.
You can still open any Wordpad >>document, though not always with Wordpad. Open Office Windows comes with a rich text editor that has a name like WritePad or something like that. So now I have a lot of old Wordpad >>> documents I >>> can't open any more because the Windows people did what I had considered >>> too >>> stupid for Please join our friendly community by clicking the button below - it only takes a few seconds and is totally free.
I've only been > trying on and off for about 4 years though...no big hurry. The point is that these operating systems have >>> a rich text editor built in, even if it is named differently. >> >> On my Win7 machine, under Accessories, is WordPad. My "version" is 2002. The point is that these operating systems have a rich text >editor built in, even if it is named differently. > >WordPad makes rich text (RTF) files that might have a
Better bet on changes - they force users to upgrade and toss perfectly good and useful software. Along >>>> that line, I would think that LibreOffice
Do they not care to such an incredible degree? It's Windows XP Professional version 5.1. >If you have MS Word installed, that will open Wordpad documents. Anything that's bold or underlined or a >> different >> color is junk. > > >This is a clue. I seem to recall that the Wordpad format changed early on in such a way that later versions couldn't read it. Google Docs
Does > anyone > know if there are any? > > Thanks for any help! > Beth What version of Windows are you using? So I imported paint from XP and used it. Windows comes with a rich text >>editor that has a name like WritePad or something like that. useful reference Maybe I'm the only person who got screwed by that? >> If >> not, maybe there's a small free program or two that will open them?
NotePad is a plain text only > editor, WordPad allows rich text. I lift the hat for you. The Vista WordPad seems to handle both .doc and .docx (with added rubbish in the new .doc).
You would reasonably >report that new files, or files that you get from others do not open well, >but to be reporting NOW that files you created earlier than the ancient I also tried click "Browse" and I navigated to the Office 2003 installation folder and clicked Word, when I click it, it has no effect and Word still does not show If not, maybe there's a small free program or two that will open them? I can't open my wordpad documents - by beatlejoel Thanks,It worked!!!!Steve Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I tried the link but it did not work...
However, it won’t be able to open .wps files created with MS Works 8.0 or above. The problem is the document quality, and the compatibility level. It's an excellent fix, and many thanks to Ask VG, I just hope it keeps working. mur, Feb 5, 2015 #17 mur Guest On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:29:24 -0500, Nil <> wrote: >On 29 Jan 2015, mur wrote in alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt: > >>>As far as I know,
This is the main reason I use Wordpad is because I can Insert a picture that I can view in my document, NOT an icon that states a picture is there Could the service pack update have caused the problem?