Hello lovely people 🙂 In the installment of our computer repairs blog we will talk about the new features in WordPad and Paint in Windows 7. The often overlooked accessory that has been included in all versions of Windows since 1995 is WordPad and Paint. They now have a new look and enhanced features and today we will take a look at some of those new improvements.Classic WordPad
WordPad has always been a very handy and quick to use text editor for documents. So, to save time and to make simple adjustments without opening up a new Word document, WordPad can save a lot of time. Some users even use it for simple documents and writing basic letters.
WordPad 6.1 w/ Ribbon UI
In Windows 7 the new version of WordPad is nicely laid out with the Ribbon interface, it has been a feature in Office 2007. If Ribbon is new to you, it takes some getting used to, but once you’ve mastered it, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
Just right click the button and choose *Add to quick Access Toolbar* if you want to be able to access the more commonly used commands faster.
In one of the coolest new features it includes the ability to both write and read documents to Office Open XML format, which supports Open Office (.odt) and IBM Lotus Symphony suites.
Naturally we have to cover the new Ribbon UI included with the newest version of Paint.
The options for editing projects are easier to access.
There are more choices for saving, printing images etc on the Main Menu.
Well, it is looking like Ribbon is here to stay and it’s wonderful to get some uniformity between the Windows applications. Once seemingly forgotten accessories with the new look and improvements Paint and WordPad might be worth a second look.
I hope you found this of some help, and if you have any other question, do not hesitate to call one of your local computer repairs gurus. I am sure they will be able to figure this out.
Over and out
MobileGeekette (Yours in DIY computer repairs)