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Replace Notepad with Notespad for
for more effective text and html editing
Notespad is an
extremely useful free alternative to Notepad,
in both 16-bit and 32-bit (Windows) versions, with 8 notebook-style
tabs for holding 8 text (or html) documents simultaneously. Not only
can you replace Notepad with Notespad by for writing and editing text
files, you can also use it for web design as your html editor.
Notespad has many useful features including:
a) an easy-to-use interface, enabling you to open and use up to eight
files open simultaneously, easily switching between them using tabs;
b) ability to open text documents up to 16MB in size;
c) a quick menu for access to your most frequently
search and replace, for finding and replacing words (and
in text or html files;
update, for quickly reloading the current
version of a file;
f) save and backup, which enables you to save the
old version of the
file along with the new version.
features include paper (8 1/2 x11) wrap, sorting, go to, font and
font size choices, and a remove CRLF function for removing line feed
and carriage returns so that you can save system files as plain text.
HOW TO RETRIEVE AND INSTALL NOTESPAD
1) Download Ntspad32.zip from
(2) Unzip it.
3) Move it to your programs directory.
4) Right click on notespad.exe and choose create
5) Drag the shortcut to your desktop. If you wish, rename it Notespad.
four of our Windows manual for
creating and organizing shortcuts)
HOW TO CHANGE Windows XP SETTINGS IN ORDER
TO USE NOTESPAD AS YOUR DEFAULT TEXT EDITOR
1. In MY COMPUTER, choose tools, folder options,then
2. On the file types page, scroll
down the list to locate .txt files.
Select it. It is probably associated with Windows Notepad.
3. Click on the CHANGE button.
4. Select your new Notespad program from the list of programs.
5. Click o.k to choose Notespad as your default
6. Click close to close the dialog box.
Finis! Congratulations! You will really enjoy using
Special thanks to Don
Z'Boray of Bremer
making Notespad available (and for the Net resources he
provides at NewbieNET).
NOTE : Notespad does not work well on Microsoft Windows 2000
computers. An alternative is the free editor Notetab, which is quite
similar to Notespad.
Replace your STARTUP and SHUTDOWN
screen images (bitmaps).
Do you dislike the
Windows startup and shutdown screens, and
to replace them with your own images? Here's how:
On your c:\ drive (root directory), you will find the following
screen LOGOS.SYS shutdown
"wait to shutdown" screen
2. COPY these files to a floppy disk before attempting to alter them.
may want to replace
them if you decide or need to use them
3. Despite the .sys extensions, these files are standard bitmaps (.bmp
Once you've copied
them, change the extension on one of your
to .bmp and view it in
Ms.Paint Check the
and note that it is 320 pixels (pels) wide and 400
4. Before you replace any of these images, you need to find or create,
or crop a bitmap image
to 320 x 400. Choose your image, and
in IMAGE, ATTRIBUTES in Ms.Paint.
5. Save your new image to your floppy disk, naming it after
the logo file
you intend to
replace (using the .sys extension).
6. Now, on the c:\ drive, change the extension of the original logo file
(the one you are replacing) to .bmp. This
have two originals
in case of trouble -one on your
c:\ drive and one on your floppy
7. Now, move your new logo file into your root c:\ directory. The next
time you start up or shut down,
you'll see your new screen.
8. If you don't like your new image, move it out of your root directory
and replace it with
one of your original files (with the .sys
Be sure to
do this before you exit and re-enter Windows
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