Windows 10: .txt print preview & line numbers Solved

  1.    16 Dec 2017 #1

    .txt print preview & line numbers

    I volunteer at our senior center and will help someone on their computer when I can.
    I like to create a .txt document on their desktop for notes & information on their computer.
    Is there a way to do a print preview on a .txt document?
    Also is their a way to number each line?
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  2.    16 Dec 2017 #2

    You can't do print preview with notepad but how about using Wordpad? It exists in every version of Windows for free.

    Not sure about line-numbers but you could do bullet points (numbered) like this which work in a .txt file.

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    and you can definitely do print preview.

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    Wordpad is a great program to use as it always exists no matter what version of Windows you use. I would save as .rtf rather than .txt personally (in case they do more formatting) but either work for simple lists.
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  3.    16 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks. Wordpad it is. What I'm trying to accomplish is set up the pages to print with the pertinent information like page 1, page 2 etc. Line numbering isn't necessary if I can determine how a document will print by page.
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  4.    17 Dec 2017 #4

    Enabling Line Numbering in WordPad

    To see line numbers in WordPad:

    1. Press Ctrl + A to highlight the text= Select All
    2 Right click, select <<list>> and choose the numbering list.

    The line number will be shown now when typing.

    To remove them, repeat 1 and 2 but choose the first on the list = none.

    All the best for the year to come,
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 17 Dec 2017 at 16:27.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    17 Dec 2017 #5

    Thank you. Wordpad works excellently for the purpose at hand.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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