1. Main Features
- Provides a ribbon interface similar to Microsoft Word
- Allows rich formatting and graphics insertion
- Supports the Office Open XML format
2. Software Overview
Microsoft WordPad is a text editor bundled with Microsoft Windows. It is similar to Microsoft Word but does not offer as many capabilities. However, it offers many more features than Microsoft Notepad, which is another text editor bundled with Windows.
WordPad allows you to create and edit text documents. The program enables rich formatting where you can customize how the text is arranged, choose different fonts, set line spacing, and more. The text editor also enables you to link or embed objects, such as pictures or Microsoft Paint drawings into the document. It offers several convenient features, such as the ability to quickly send your document in an email. Another helpful feature is that WordPad supports the Office Open XML .DOCX format.
Microsoft WordPad is ideal for working with documents that don’t require heavy graphics usage, such as note taking. It is more powerful than Notepad but comes nowhere near Microsoft Word. Despite its lack of power the text editor will still come in handy for Microsoft Windows users.
3. Supported File Types
Updated: June 26, 2017