What is WordPad?

WordPad is a Microsoft Windows program that you can use to create documents such as letters, notes and posters. It's less complicated than a full word processor but still lets you perform a range of tasks:

  • create, open, and save documents
  • format documents – that is, change the size and style of print, the look of a page, etc.
  • insert dates, pictures and hyperlinks
  • view a document
  • change page margins
  • print documents.

There are different versions of WordPad in different versions of Windows.