Contents • • • • Features [ ] WordPad can format and print text, including fonts, bold, italic, colored, and centered text, etc., but lacks vital functions such features as a,, and control over. It does not support footnotes or endnotes.
WordPad is a basic word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is more advanced than Microsoft Notepad but simpler than Microsoft Works Word Processor and Microsoft Word.
However WordPad can read, render, and save many (RTF) features that it cannot create such as tables, strikeout, superscript, subscript, 'extra' colors, text background colors, numbered lists, right or left indent, quasi-hypertext and URL linking, or various line spacing. Among its advantages are low system-resource usage, simplicity, and speed. Pasting into or from an HTML document such as from the internet or email will typically automatically convert most or all of it to RTF (although this is partially browser-dependent). As such, WordPad is well suited for taking notes, writing letters and stories, or for usage in various tablets, PCs, and smart phones. However, WordPad is underpowered for work that relies heavily on graphics or typesetting such as most publishing-industry requirements for rendering final hard copy. WordPad natively supports RTF, though it does not support all the features defined in the RTF/Word 2007 specification. Previous versions of WordPad also supported the 'Word for Windows 6.0' format, which is with the Microsoft Word format [ ].