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Windows 7: Why don't settings save in WordPad?

19 Mar 2010   #1
Dizzy714

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Why don't settings save in WordPad?

I love the new look of WordPad, they finally made the program look like it's for a current generation PC. A big problem to me, though, is that I have to manually change the line spacing and check off the 'add 10pt spacing after paragraphs' EVERY single time I open up the program. I don't like this at all, Word keeps your paragraph settings - even the old WordPad did right? Is there a way to keep my paragraph settings saved so when I open it up I don't have to do all of that every time?


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19 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Even after intensive examination I could not find any default settings. I guess they did not want it to compete with Word.
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20 Mar 2010   #3
Dizzy714

Windows 7
 
 

Which doesn't make any sense, it's such a simple but yet important feature.
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20 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
Which doesn't make any sense, it's such a simple but yet important feature.
My guess would be that this was a marketing consideration. Not everything that makes sense makes money.
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20 Mar 2010   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
Which doesn't make any sense, it's such a simple but yet important feature.
My guess would be that this was a marketing consideration. Not everything that makes sense makes money.
Think I see a pun lurking. :)


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27 Jun 2010   #6
ErikW

Windows 7
 
 

I just created a blank document with the "add 10pt spacing..." option turned off and the line spacing, font, font size, etc., all set the way I want them and saved it to my desktop as "WordPad". Now, instead of using the WordPad program shortcut, I just open that blank document and everything is set the way I want it.
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