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)
Stephen Baird-Parker is a DU tutor and a qualified ICT teacher



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By Nandlal majhi on 17th October 2012

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By DU Community Manager on 23rd October 2012

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By thiruvarasumoorthy on 6th December 2012

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By victorjankovsky on 23rd March 2014

Hello out there. Can someone tell me please how to open WordPad in Windows 8 and then how to create a document. Website guidance is only for Windows 7. Thank you.