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Printing from Notepad

Saturday, February 12th, 2005 by | Filed Under: Printing Help

When I print a Notepad file, is it possible to change any settings, like the margins?

Notepad does let you control some aspects of printing. You can set margins and change your header and footer. I know it ain’t much, but what do you want for a plain text file creator?

Keep in mind that the changes you make will affect all docs viewed in your notepad and will not be saved to the txt file as formatting.

In Notepad, go to File/Page Setup. There you can select paper orientation and margin size-that’s pretty self-explanatory.

But wait, what is this “&f” stuff in the header and “Page &p” in the footer? Well, that tells the header to print the file name and the footer to show the page number. You can change these if you know the right codes-and you will because I’m going to give them to you.

&f – shows the file name or “Untitled” if it doesn’t have one

&d – displays the date

&t – inserts the time according to your computer’s clock

&p – shows the page number

Since you can use more than one combination in the header or footer box, these codes can come in handy…

&& – puts in an ampersand (&)

&l (for left), &c (for center), &r (for right) will align the header or footer. To use this, put the code first, followed by the other code you want to use. For example: &l &d &r &p will align the date left and the page number right.

You can also put your own text in the header or footer, and it will be printed such as Page next to &p or a title in the header.

Who knew that little ol’ Notepad had it in her?


2 Responses to “Printing from Notepad”

  1. Erlene Nielsen says:

    I have a very important essay that I typed on Notepad. When I try to print it the left margin is not consistant and will indent at will. I have tried changing the margins to every possible amount from 0 to 1″. Looks great on
    the notepad until I print it. HELP!!! HELP!! Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Gordon. says:

    Use notepad as A daily Diary, find that I either overprint or under print on A4 page, is there a way of telling when the page is full.

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