How to open WordPad

 

WordPad is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
 
Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to open WordPad
 
This article assumes that you have a PC with Windows 7 installed.
 
There are two ways to open WordPad:
 
Method 1
 
Windows button
 Step 1: Click on the ‘Windows’ button (right) at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. 

Step 2: In the menu that appears, click All Programs:

 
Windows all programs
 
Step 3: In the new menu, click Accessories:
 
Windows accessories
 
Step 4: In the Accessories sub-menu, click WordPad:
 
Windows WordPad
 
Step 5: The WordPad window now opens and you can begin using the program:
 
Use WordPad
 
Method 2
 
Step 1: Click on the ‘Windows’ button at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen (as Step 1 above).
 
Step 2: Type ‘WordPad’ into the search box:
 
 
Step 3: Find ‘WordPad’ in the search results, under ‘Programs’:
 
 
Step 4: Click on this and the WordPad window opens (as in Step 5 above)
 
Done!
 
Stephen Baird-Parker is a DU tutor and a qualified ICT teacher