How can I open a text file?
Import a text file by opening it in Excel
- Go to File > Open. If you're using Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Open.
- Select Text Files from the Open dialog box.
- Locate and double-click the text file that you want to open.
Another way to create a text file is to right-click on your Desktop screen and in the menu that appears, click New and then click Text Document. Creating a text file this way opens your default text editor with a blank text file on your Desktop. You can change the name of the file to anything you want.
- Navigate to the folder or desktop, you would like to create your file. For example, My Documents.
- Right click an empty section of the folder window or desktop.
- Select "New" from the context menu.
- Select the type of file you'd like to create.
- Enter a name for the newly created file. Open the new file to edit it.
- PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat , Acrobat Capture, or similar products.
- DOC is a document file format used by Microsoft Word, also used with most word processing software, including OpenOffice. DOC stands for DOCument file. A DOC file can contain formatted text, images, tables, graphs, charts, page formatting, and print settings.
To create PDF files from Microsoft WordPad documents (rtf to pdf): Open the WordPad document that you want to convert to PDF file. Go to File->Print and select novaPDF from the Printers' list. Click on Print and choose a location where to save the PDF file.
- Follow the steps below:
- Click Start.
- Click Default Programs (located at the bottom right)
- Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
- Click on the file extension that you want to change which program opens it e.g. “.doc”
- Click Change Program.
- Select the program that you want to open the file.
- Click OK.
- Change the default font
- Open the template or a document based on the template whose default settings you want to change.
- On the Format menu, click Font, and then click the Font tab.
- Make any changes that you want, and then click Default. Note: Most of the styles in Word are based on the Normal style.
- The normal.dot file is the Microsoft Word template that is used to store the default settings such as font, font size, content of a file, etc. It is used with each of the Microsoft Word files that you open.
Plain text, as you might have guessed, is rather plain. It supports standard ASCII characters, including numbers, symbols, and spaces, but does not support any type of text formatting. You can use a basic text editor such as Notepad or WordPad (for Windows) or TextEdit (for Mac) to create a plain text document.
- Method 2
- open the document in Word,
- do a “Save as” in Word (goto File > Save as),
- select “Save as type” (see image) as “plain text”,
- click “Save”,
- when the dialogue box appears (for non-English OSs) check “allow character substitution” and then click “OK”,
- Plain Text: Plain text contains no formatting, only line breaks and spacing. Therefore no text formatting (such as font sizes and colors, bolding or italics) can be used. Since it allows for text formatting, Rich Text is a popular default format for the creation of emails.
- Formatted text, styled text, or rich text, as opposed to plain text, has styling information beyond the minimum of semantic elements: colours, styles (boldface, italic), sizes, and special features in HTML (such as hyperlinks).
Updated: 4th December 2019