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Peter M
20-01-2003, 08:36 PM
Tried to open a file attachment sent by e-mail but got the message " this is too large for notepad do you want to use wordpad?" Clicked on yes but then got told it couldn't find wordpad. Where do I find it and how do I instal it??

Chilling_Silence
20-01-2003, 08:42 PM
Its a Windows Component.

If you're in Win9x - then open up Control Panel and select Add/Remove Programs.

Select the Windows Components tab.

Find it under the accessories sub-menu and put a tick next to it, You'll need your install CD!

Its like a slightly more advanced Notepad, with RTF capabilities!

Cheers


Chilling_Silence

Alan Carpenter
20-01-2003, 11:40 PM
Peter,

Have a look at [url=http://liquidninja.com/metapad/]MetaPad[/ url]

In particular, the bit about replacing Notepad with MetaPad.

It's free, and I wouldn't be without it, even though I own MSWord97 and MSWord2000

I also have installed EditPad, NoteTab and Programmers' File editor.

I use each on occasion, but MetaPad is my workhorse.

Cheers,
Alan Carpenter

Alan Carpenter
20-01-2003, 11:45 PM
Whoops. Try MetaPad (http://liquidninja.com/metapad/)

I just said I used a lot of Text Editors, but I didn't say that I used them well :p

Cheers,
Alan Carpenter

sal
21-01-2003, 12:04 AM
damn, someone beat me to it :p,

yup, i can vouch for metapad too, its an excellant notepad alternative, and i suggest renaming the executable (metapad.exe) to notepad.exe, and dropping it in C:\WINDOWS,

Notepad/Wordpad is teh sux

grtz sal.
tga

* another metpad bonus (since its such a good text editor), it also has an egg in it, anyone aware of it?

Alan Carpenter
21-01-2003, 12:14 AM
> * another metpad bonus (since its such a good text
> editor), it also has an egg in it, anyone aware of
> it?

Help - About - Double Click Logo

Once your eyes recover, tap Escape.

Cheers,
Alan Carpenter

Alan Carpenter
21-01-2003, 12:26 AM
By the way, sal, did you know that the "convert Selected to Hacker-Speak" option which the Easter Egg reveals is also available at any time by selecting text then Control plus the Star on the Keypad?

Cheers,
Alan Carpenter