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How to use the new Windows 10 Notepad functions | Productivity

Windows 10 Notepad gained several improvements with the October 2018 Update. Among them, is the possibility to search for phrases or words in Bing, find and replace terms and zoom in or out of the text without having to change the font of the letter. The functions are useful for those who prefer the basic Microsoft application to edit texts on the PC.

In the following tutorial, check out how to use the new features of Notepad in Windows 10. It is worth remembering that the new features are only available to users who have already installed the October 2018 Update on their computers.

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Learn how to use the new features of Windows 10 Notepad Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudoLearn how to use the new features of Windows 10 Notepad Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudo

Learn how to use the new features of Windows 10 Notepad Photo: Carolina Oschendorf / TechTudo

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To search on Bing, first select with the mouse the word or phrase you want to search for. Then, access the "Edit" menu and press the "Search with Bing …" option. You can also use the shortcut "Ctrl + E". The Bing search page will open with the search for the word or phrase you selected.

Searching for a word or phrase on Bing Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraSearching for a word or phrase on Bing Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Searching for a word or phrase on Bing Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 1. In the "Edit" menu, check "Replace". If you prefer, you can press the shortcut "Ctrl + H" to access the resource;

Replacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraReplacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Replacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Now, type the word you want to find and the word that should be replaced in its respective gaps. Finally, press "Replace" to replace word by word or "Replace All" to change all the text at once.

Replacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraReplacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Replacing words in Notepad Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

How to change the text zoom

Step 1. You can increase or decrease the font size without having to change the font settings. To do this, go to the "View" menu and select "Enlarge" or "Reduce";

Changing the text zoom Foto: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraChanging the text zoom Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Changing the text zoom Foto: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. If you prefer, you can use the shortcut "Ctrl + plus sign" or "Ctrl + minus sign" to zoom in or out. Track the zoom size in the status bar in the lower area and use "Ctrl + 0" to restore the default.

Changing text zoom Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraChanging text zoom Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Changing text zoom Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of tips for editing texts faster with new Windows 10 Notepad features.

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