Here are answers to some common questions about Notepad. What is Notepad? Notepad is a basic text-editing program and it's most commonly used to view or edit text files. A text file is a file type typically identified by the .txt file name extension. How do I open Notepad? Click to open Notepad. How do I change the font style and size? Changes to the font style and size affect all the text in the document. Click to open Notepad. Click the Format menu, and then click Font. Make your selections in the Font, Font style, and Size boxes. An example of how your font will look appears under Sample. When you are finished making font selections, click OK. How do I cut, copy, paste, or delete text? Click to open Notepad. Do one of the following: To cut text so you can move it to another location, select the text, click the Edit menu, and then click Cut. To copy text so you can paste it in another location, select the text, click the Edit menu, and then click Copy.