To open WordPad on your Microsoft Windows computer, click on the Start button, and then type "WordPad" in the search box. Hit enter. This function launches the word processing program.
Alternatively, click on the Start button, click on Programs, select Accessories, and then click on WordPad to launch the program.
WordPad is a simple word-processing program that allows a user to create a new document, open a document, view a document, or insert a date, picture or drawing into a document. WordPad is not as advanced as Microsoft Word, as it lacks features such as a thesaurus and spell checker, as of 2015. However, WordPad is more advanced than Notebook.