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Freeware Friday: Dash Off Quick Documents In WordPadFreeware Friday: Dash Off Quick Documents In WordPad

Writing letters or documents is easy in Windows using its free word processor.

Chris Spera

July 5, 2011

1 Min Read

Maybe you don't really need Word. For free document viewing, editing and saving, there's always WordPad.

WordPad is a free little word-processor--it comes with Windows. In XP navigate to Start >> Programs >> Accessories >> WordPad . Select and click WordPad. In Vista or Windows 7, click Start and in the search box type: wordpad Hit Enter. WordPad will save and open files in .txt, .doc and .rtf formats. It's a bare-bones text editor--no spellchecker here--but it's free!

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Chris Spera


Based in Chicago, Chris is a senior IT consultant. He serves BYTE as a Contributing Editor. Follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisspera and email him at [email protected].

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