Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Notepad with a Ribbon Menu

12 Jan 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Notepad with a Ribbon Menu

I've been trying a Notepad with a Ribbon Bar product out and, so far, with positive results.

I'd be interested in hearing other evaluations.

The download site

The article which introduced me to the product
Get MS Office Like Ribbon Menu-Enabled Notepad With Notepad 7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #2


Haven't looked at Notepad in ages since I use one of the far better alternatives. If it's just an interface switch... I don't get it. The Ribbon Bar does nothing for me, if you wanted to change font sizes wouldn't you be using Wordpad?? The last thing I want is worry that I accidentally introduce formatting into what is supposed to be a plain-text configuration file I'm editing.

Btw the article's conclusion makes me scoff. Complicated alternatives? What? Most text editor alternatives are pretty easy to get into, and many of them are good at not overwhelming you with ginormous menus. Sure, there are a few feature-bloated ones, but there are many just as popular ones that aren't.

I use MS Office 2010; I don't mind the Ribbon Bar there, I got used to the switch and find them pretty handy in most of the office apps. But putting it in Notepad doesn't make sense to me.

A hotkey to toggle Notepad's background transparent/opaque would be awesome; that would really help when copy pasting and comparing stuff in other windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Notepad with a Ribbon Menu

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
notepad context menu
Anybody know where this cont menu is? I think I used to know but have forgotten.
Notepad++ and the context menu
Running Windows 7 64-bit and just installed Notepad++ (v5.5.1) using the exe installer package. The context menu entry "Edit with notepad++" is not showing up. Also tried the manual method of running the reg.bat file to add the menu entry which also did not work. Anyone else run into this...
Notepad++ and the context menu.
So I just reinstalled Home Premium 7 then applied the Home Premium to Professional "Anytime Upgrade". I then installed my favorite little text editor Notepad++ and everything appears to be working well except that Notepad++ is not showing up in the context menu as "Open with Notepad++". ...
Firefox to introduce Office-esque menu ribbon
Browsers & Mail
menu ribbon
been "playing" with 7 this past week and opened an rtf file with wordpad for the 1st time last night ... and nearly choked!:confused::shock::sick: is this the heralded menu ribbon that comes with ms office? is this ribbon customisable viz. icons or text only? any way to customise my way back...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+