Win32Pad v1.5.10.4

webfork on 28 Feb 2017
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  • Suggested by 4sydney

Win32Pad is a small Notepad replacement with a number of additional features, such as recent file list, line numbering, auto indent etc. It can deal with both Windows and Unix text file formats, and file size is limited only by the available memory. It can also be minimized to the system tray.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: UNICOWS.DLL (for Win9x/ME) SHFOLDER.DLL for (Win9x/NT) RICHED20.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. It is unable to deal with Unicode filenames, but is able to display Unicode content.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Create an empty file called "win32pad.ini" in the same folder. Launch win32pad.exe.

9 comments on Win32Pad  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2012-04-20 11:19

@Pax: great tip. Still, I'll be keeping NFOPad ( 'cause it's convenient and I sometimes make adjustments to viewed files...


Pax 2010-12-27 03:37

@Midas, re: viewers for ANSI art (code page 437, extended ASCII)

Just thought I'd mention that some of these viewers contain translation fonts. A while back I extracted an ANSI/NFO viewer (don't recall which one... maybe getDiz), located the fonts and placed them in my system/fonts directory. This makes any editor ANSI-capable because the work is being done by an external font.

Thought I'd mention it in case your main editor supports font-toggling (toolbar button allowing a quick switch between two system fonts, example: metapad) in order to avoid switching editors just to view some of the text 'graphics'.

Midas 2010-02-05 23:41

My current preferred notepad replacement, after swapping the hideous default icon with the the vanilla one from notepad (TY, ResHack). Shame it doesn't do text case conversions, then it would be perfect -- as it is, I use a well known commercial editor for heavy duty text editing and nfoPad (totally portable from v1.56, see post @ for nfo file viewing. For the rest, Win32Pad is lightning fast and perfectly fit for the common text checking/light editing tasks. I don't hesitate to recommend it!

Andrew Lee 2009-09-09 06:43

@donald: You can place RICHEDIT.DLL in the same folder as the EXE.

donald 2009-09-09 03:09

could someone tell me if I need to register the RICHED20.DLL

Or if it is enough to place it in the folder with the exe

also is it already installed on most PCs?

I read the following quote to say that Win32Pad requires the RichEdit.dll on all systems, but the other two only on Pre-XP systems
Quote: Dependencies: UNICOWS.DLL (for Win9x/ME), SHFOLDER.DLL for (Win9x/NT), RICHED20.DLL

JoanC 2008-10-01 00:47

One of the handiest features of Editpad is the slideout menu that appears when you mouse over the icon in the system try. Here you can find a list of your most recent documents. You can just click on the document without having to open the programme and search for it. The icon appears in the tray after you have closed the programme, for quick re-open.

radiobob 2007-09-20 17:58

@dot My notepad.exe replacement of choice has been Metapad. It has clickable and working URL highlighting. You can even highlight and drag-drop into your browser pane!
I highly reccomend it.

dot 2006-09-13 04:46

To be honest, I find that those fine editors and notepads presented here lately, with all the nice features each of them got, but that don't allow clickable (and working) URLs and email addresses, are outdated in the age of the Internet.

Bron 2006-05-25 19:37

A fine little program. Does what it says. Use it all the time for quick notes.

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