How to Find Notepad on Your Windows Machine

There are several ways to find Notepad in Windows 10

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You don't need fancy software to write or edit the HTML for a web page. A word processor works just fine. Windows 10 Notepad is a basic text editor you can use for editing HTML. Once you are comfortable writing your HTML in this simple editor, you can look into more advanced editors. However, when you can write in Notepad, you can write web pages nearly anywhere. 

Ways to Open Notepad on Your Windows 10 Machine

With Windows 10, Notepad became difficult for some users to find.

There are several ways to open Notepad in Windows 10, but the five most often used methods are:

  • Turn Notepad on in the Start menu. Click the Start button on the taskbar and then choose Notepad.
  • Find it by searching. Type "note" in the search box and tap Notepad in the search results.
  • Open Notepad by right-clicking a blank area. Select New in the menu and tap Text Document. Double-click the document.
  • Press Windows(logo)+R, type "notepad" and then tap OK.
  • Click Start. Choose All Apps and then select Windows Accessories. Scroll to Notepad and click it.

How to Use Notepad With HTML

  1. Open a new Notepad document.
  2. Write some HTML in the document.
  3. To save the file, select File in the Notepad menu and then Save as.
  4. Enter the name "index.htm" and select UTF-8 in the Encoding drop-down menu.
  5. Use either .html or .htm for the extension. Do not save the file with a .txt extension.
  6. Open the file in a browser by double-clicking on the file. You can also right-click and choose Open with to view your work.
  1. To make additions or changes to the web page, return to the saved Notepad file and make the changes. Resave and then view your changes in a browser.

Note: CSS and Javascript can also be written using Notepad. In this case, you save the file with the .css or .js extension.

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