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Windows 7: Microsoft Wordpad Help, please


08 Mar 2011   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Microsoft Wordpad Help, please

My Wordpad suddenly started opening with a page only 3" wide instead of the normal letter size. I went to page setup and found "Hagaki" or something like that as the format. I changed it to "Letter" but nothing changed. Further I have gotten an error "Word Pad has stopped working."
In my frustration I deleted the wordpad.exe file thinking a MS update would bring it back, but no such luck.

How can I get Word Pad back and make it behave properly?
I have Win 7 ult SP1 installed and I find I can't do a repair install without a Win 7 SP1 install disk, and that seems very intimidating to slip stream one from the tut in the forums.


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08 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Do you have any system restore points? You could try reverting back to a previous restore point if you do.

Regards,
Golden
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08 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot! I hadn't thought of system Restore, duh! Yes Word Pad IS back ...buuutt, here;s what it looks like:
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and here are my settings:
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I hope you have a solution so the page displays, say 8 1/2" instead.
Thanks!!
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08 Mar 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Choose the 8 1/2" x 11" under page layout?



Regards,
Golden


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08 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Try clicking on view in the top left corner & then the + sign to increase size to what you want.
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08 Mar 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yessir I have tried resetting the option. It continues to go back to Hagaki(100X148MM) regardless of the setting I choose. this is why I got frustrated and deleted it in the first place, it drives me crazy.
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I don;t have the "Letter(8.5X11") option.
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08 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

dooley that only increases the magnification, not the true page size.
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08 Mar 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Mmmm.....lets try something : if you click the View tab, and then click Measurement Units, are yours in centimetres, or inches? I suspect inches judging from the scale on your image...

Also : do you have a printer connected to your computer?

Regards,
Golden
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08 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes it is inches since I'm in the US. I have an hp Photosmart 7960 attached.
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08 Mar 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Mmmm........see where it says Source : "Automatically select" on the layout page? I think what it is doing is reading the page size from the printer settings, although I'm not 100% sure of this......

Can you check your printer page setups, and see if that offers a clue as to what is going on?

Regards,
Golden
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