Simple directions for using WordPad for Windows 7 are available on the official Windows Help website. The site gives steps for creating new documents, opening and saving files, formatting, printing and inserting images.
Other websites with directions for using WordPad include the tutorial site For Dummies and Digital Unite, a site featuring a variety of software guides. For Dummies has basic instructions for formatting text, and it explains the compatibility of file types like Rich Text Format. Digital Unite has guides made for computer beginners that go into more detail with small steps like changing fonts and the color of text.
WordPad is word processing program that has fewer features than Microsoft Word and more features than the basic Notepad program.