WordPad is a rich text editor included with Microsoft Windows since Windows 95. It is the successor to the Write program included in earlier versions of Windows. It has been updated in Windows 7 using the same ribbon interface that was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. The source code to WordPad has been made available on the Microsoft MSDN website.
WordPad can be used to create, edit and save text files (.txt) and Rich Text Format documents (.rtf).
This guide takes a look at WordPad, and provides reviews of more advanced applications that can be used to replace the program.