Difference between WordPad and NotePad
As per the names, it looks like they both are the same, but somehow they vary differences in their feature and functions as they both are included in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
1. NotePad :
It is a basic text editor or editing program of the Microsoft Windows which enables the computer users to create documents into it.
2. WordPad :
It is also a basic editing type of program which helps in creating documents like letters, reports, notes, etc. with some additional formatting features into it. It came after replacing the Microsoft writer.
Difference between WordPad and NotePad :
|It is a simple and easy tool for basic plain text entry||It is simple and easier than MS Word|
|It can be used for doing a couple of different ways||It is an easy tool for doing simple tasks|
|It is made for to create the documents only||It is made for formatting and printing the documents|
|It is a text editor program||It is a word processor program|
|It is just a simple text editor that does not include any formatting options into it.||It helps in creating the documents which include graphics and various text formatting options into it|
|It is a text editor that is included with the windows operating system||It is also a text editor which is included with the windows operating system.|
|It was launched by Microsoft in the year 1983||It was launched by Microsoft along with Windows 95|
|Notepad is a text editor||WordPad is a basic word processor.|
|Notepad can only save text as it is better for creating webpages||It helps in saving the text with the basic formatting like font styles and sizes etc.|
|It can only save documents as .txt files only||It can be saved as .txt and .rtf Rich Text Format files both|
|Images and other graphics options are not added to this||Images and other graphic options can be added to this.|
|The files like Rich text formats Wordpad are cannot be opened into it||Any notepad file can be opened with this|
|It includes the options like files, edit, view, format, and helps options only into it||It includes more options which are easily available in it|
|It does not include any formatting options as no formatting of the text is done into it. It only focuses on creating the text files only.||It includes the formatting options into it like italic, bold, font style and size, etc.|
|It is a good choice for creating webpages or HTML documents and writing the basic computer programs also||It is a good choice for writing papers or creating documents that you want to print|
|It is also helpful for removing formatting from the text which is copied and which you wanted to paste somewhere else as a plain text||As it supports the bullets into it which is helpful for making lists|
|Just paste the text into Notepad, copy it again from Notepad, and you have completely unformatted text||You can use WordPad to open an unformatted text document and add whatever formatting you want|
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