What is a plain text file?

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.
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How do you create a new text file?

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.
  • How do you save something as a text file?

    Method 2
    1. open the document in Word,
    2. do a “Save as” in Word (goto File > Save as),
    3. select “Save as type” (see image) as “plain text”,
    4. click “Save”,
    5. when the dialogue box appears (for non-English OSs) check “allow character substitution” and then click “OK”,
  • How do I create a notepad file?

    To create a log file in Notepad:
    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
    2. Type .LOG on the first line, and then press ENTER to move to the next line.
    3. On the File menu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK.
  • What is a JPG file for?

    JPG is a file extension for a lossy graphics file. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group who created the standard. JPG files have 2 sub-formats, JPG/Exif (often used in digital cameras and photographic equipment), and JPG/JFIF (often used on the World Wide Web).
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How do I save a WordPad document as a PDF?

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.
  • Is Novapdf safe?

    About novaPDF. novaPDF is a virtual PDF printer for Windows which creates industry-standard PDF files from any application that has a Print menu, button or dialog. The created PDF files can be password protected for safe distribution and signed digitally for authentication purposes.
  • Can you open a Word document in Wordpad?

    WordPad also has the ability to create and save DOCX files. However, if you open a DOCX document that you created using Word, you may not be able to see all the document's original content. That's because Word can create tables, WordArt, forms and other objects that WordPad cannot.
  • What is the normal template?

    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.
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How can I open a text file?

Import a text file by opening it in Excel
  1. Go to File > Open. If you're using Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Open.
  2. Select Text Files from the Open dialog box.
  3. Locate and double-click the text file that you want to open.
  • What is a TXT file format?

    TXT is a file extension for a text file, used by a variety of text editors. Text is a human-readable sequence of characters and the words they form that can be encoded into computer-readable formats.
  • How do I convert txt file to excel?

    Microsoft Excel 2010
    1. Open Microsoft Excel.
    2. Click on the Data tab.
    3. In the Get External Data group, click From Text.
    4. Double-click the text file that you want to import in the Import Text File dialogue box.
    5. Click Import.
    6. Select Delimited and click Next.
    7. Uncheck Tab and select Comma.
    8. Click Next.
  • What is a JPG file for?

    JPG is a file extension for a lossy graphics file. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group who created the standard. JPG files have 2 sub-formats, JPG/Exif (often used in digital cameras and photographic equipment), and JPG/JFIF (often used on the World Wide Web).

Updated: 4th December 2019

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