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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Using WordPad

WordPad is a lightweight word processing program that provides rich text formatting options similar to those offered in e-mail programs, without the depth of features available in a full-featured program like Microsoft Word. If the last time you looked at WordPad was in Windows Vista or earlier, take a look again. As shown in Figure 6–1, Windows 7 WordPad does away with the old-style menu and toolbars and sports the new “Ribbon”-style of tabbed menus/toolbars introduced in Office 2007.

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Figure 6–1. WordPad

TIP: You can add the commands you use most frequently to the Quick Access Toolbar above the Ribbon. Right-click a command ...

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