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what is wrong with microsoft notepad?

Randall Twede
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this sounds like a real question, but it is meaningless drivel in a way since i don't really need it.
it quit working a while back. when you open a .txt file it is all 000's same thing if you try to type something. all 000's
does anyone know how to fix this? or more likely, where to download a copy(for Windows XP)?


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Paul Clapham
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I guess your question is a real question, and not just an invitation for anti-Notepad rants, so I've moved it out of the Meaningless Drivel forum.
Steve Luke
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Is it because you setup a bad font? Go to Format > Font and make sure you are on something with a Western script.


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Randall Twede
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to where?
Steve Luke
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Randall Twede wrote:to where?

In Notepad, Format menu, Font command.
Randall Twede
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sorry steve, "to where" meant i didn't know where he moved the thread.
thanks steve, that was the problem.
probably happened when i had my mouse disconnected and was using the laptop thingy
Pat Farrell
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real men don't use notepad, they use vi or emacs
J. Kevin Robbins
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I'm fairly certain this one has been covered before, but I can't resist. Personally, I despise emacs but that's largely because of the horrible experience I had with it on a Coursera course. If I can't have an IDE, then I want Notepad++.

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Ulf Dittmer
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Notepad++ is a decent editor, though.


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I second the Notepad++ recommendation, notepad itself has way to many deficiencies the major ones being inability to load large files (Notepad++ is happy to load very large log files) and being unable to handle Unix-formatted text files.


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