Use Notepad as a Diary

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Notepad is a simple text editor. There are limitations to notepad when it comes to editing and formatting text. At the same time, there are also many hidden features in Notepad which can be very useful. One such feature allows Notepad to insert date and time automatically when that file is opened. This feature make it ideal to use Notepad as a diary or as a file to keep logs.

How to use Notepad as a diary

  • Open Notepad
  • Type .LOG inside the text(.LOG has to be in capital letter. Small letter will not work.)
  • Now save the file and name it appropriately.
  • Re-open the file. You may notice the date and time automatically gets inserted inside the text. Add your entry and close the file.

notepad as a log file

Now every time the file is opened, you will have the data and time automatically inserted.

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Anup Raman
Anup Raman

I am Anup Raman. A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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