Tired of the old Notepad font on Windows? Want to add some personality to your text files? Change the font in Notepad to fit your needs.
Step 1. Open Notepad
Finding and how to start Notepad will depend on the version of Windows you are using.
Windows Vista and XP.
Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the taskbar. Hover over the "All Programs" section, then "Accessories" and click on the tab labeled "Notepad".
Click on the Start button in the lower left corner of the taskbar. Type in the word "Notepad" in the search field and select the program with the appropriate name from the list of search results.
Go to the start screen and start typing the word "Notepad". A pop-up window should appear on the left side of the screen. Select Notepad to open it.
Step 2. Click on the "Format" tab
It is located on the menu bar and is a drop-down menu with two items.
Step 3. Select "Font"
After that, a separate window should open with the parameters of the font, its style and size.
Step 4. Choose the desired font, style and size
This action will change the font for the whole file. So changing the font to bold or italic will affect the entire document. In Notepad, you cannot change the font of individual parts of the text.
Step 5. Click "OK" to save your changes
From now on, any text typed in Notepad will appear in the selected font.
- By default, Notepad has the Lucida Console font, regular, 10.
- You can install only one standard font and it will be used by Notepad when opening files. You cannot reformat one paragraph in Arial and another in Times New Roman, because the settings are not saved in a text file, but in Notepad itself.
- If style alone isn't enough for you, use a more sophisticated text editor such as Wordpad or Microsoft Word.