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Windows 7: text alignment in Win7 Wordpad

14 Oct 2010   #1
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
text alignment in Win7 Wordpad

Is there a way to change the ruler limits to remove this wasted space? (so that you can have text, like in a 'text document', spanning from left border to right border of the window?).




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14 Oct 2010   #2
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I'll post this similar themed issue in this thread, rather than in its own thread, because I suspect neither have solutions...


I'd also love to be able to reduce the text indent in all programs (exampled below: Winamp5, Text Document*, FireFox3)

*error: that is in fact a 5, not 6, pixel indent.

I know some of you think this is trivial, but we are talking about a gap bigger [on my current configuration] than a system font hyphen* (3 pixels) and bigger than a system font space (4 pixels), so it looks as though an unwanted space before a word has been made by the user, and I find it quite a distraction.

*this is a third futile topic, but I would be absolutely thrilled if I was able somehow to import the Lucida Sans Unicode hyphen (which is 6 pixels long) for all my folders/files. I really can't stand to use the 125%/150%/custom DPI options (that change not font or font properties but only font size)--I don't want to make everything cumbersome, I basically just want to make clicking on one or the other side of a hyphen easier.


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14 Oct 2010   #3
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

probably a total tangent here but have a look at notepad++

I never looked back, it is completely amazing i use it all the time
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14 Oct 2010   #4
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lister View Post
probably a total tangent here but have a look at notepad++

I never looked back, it is completely amazing i use it all the time
is it better than OpenOffice3? I've already been forced to install that because my old Wordpad "Word for Windows 6.0" formatted files are otherwise unreadable (the alternative* is to re-save thousands of files into RTF format so that this ugly ribboned monster can display their contents properly)

I Wouldn't mind trying something else, especially if it lacks wasted window space (OO3 has a similar problem to the one of new Wordpad) and loads as rapidly as Notepad or Wordpad.


*I know there is also the alternative of 'restore the good old Wordpad', but so far I've been unable to 'take ownership' of the files in order to make it work.
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