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How to customize the font on Notepad on Windows 10

Notepad is a simple text editor and like all simple text editors, it doesn’t let you customize fonts. There’s no real need to add colors or other formatting styles to text when you’re using Notepad. It’s often used to remove formatting from text that’s been copied from a web page or document. That said, you can still customize the font on Notepad to some extent. There are limitations, obviously. The changes that you make are going to be visual. The text itself will be plain without any formatting whatsoever.

Font on Notepad

The customization options for the font on Notepad allow you to select a different type face. apply styling, and change the font size.

To customize the font on Notepad, open it and go to Format>Font. Select a font from the list of installed fonts under the Font list. Select a style from the Font Style list, and select the size from the Size list. You will be able to see a preview of the font in the Sample section. Click Ok and the same font, style, and size will be used on all Notepad files.

When you open any TXT file in Notepad, or other files that Notepad can edit e.g., HTML or BAT, or PS1 files, they will all be displayed in the same custom font that you’ve set.

You can change the font any time you want but regardless which font you use or what style you apply, the text will still remain ‘clean’. If you paste it into a Word document, or in your email client, it will be pasted as plain text.

Files that you create in Notepad after customizing the font, and then share with someone will conform to the font settings they use. If they’re using a different text editor, the file will be displayed in its default font. If they’re using Notepad, it will conform to the default font settings for Notepad on their system.

You can also change the script that’s used to display text. If you choose to use the Greek or Baltic, or some other script, this font property will be saved. This is because you’re entering text in a different type face. It may not render correctly on systems that don’t support the script however, it’s rare that you’ll find one that doesn’t support it. Even if a script isn’t supported on an OS level, a text editor will normally support the more commonly used ones.

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