How to Convert WordPad to Word

How to Convert WordPad to Word
How to Convert WordPad to Word

WordPad is a very simple word processing program that has been free with every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95. WordPad lets you make simple changes to documents, but if you want to add tables or run a spell check, you’ll need to convert your WordPad document to Microsoft Office Word. Microsoft took away the option to save WordPad files as Word files in Windows XP, but Word can still be used to open WordPad files. Follow these easy steps to convert a WordPad file to any version of Microsoft Office Word.

WordPad is a simple text editor that lets you read text in very simple formats and make any changes you need. Microsoft Word, on the other hand, has a lot of tools for editing and publishing text. You can easily copy and paste text between Microsoft Word and WordPad, so the two programs work well together.

Microsoft Word is the best choice when we need a word processor that can do everything. Word is a better program for working with words, and it is most useful for big writing projects. You can add footnotes, bibliographies, graphics, and automation to documents in Word, but you can’t do any of those things in WordPad.

Step 1

You can open Microsoft Office Word on your computer by clicking on a shortcut on your desktop or by clicking “Start,” then “All Programs,” then “Microsoft Office,” and then “Microsoft Word.”

Step 2

Go to “File” and choose “Open.” At the bottom of the dialog box, you will see a field called “Files of type.” Click the arrow to the right of the drop-down box and choose “All Files (.)”

Step 3

Look through your documents until you find the WordPad file you want to turn into a Word file. If you double-click on the file’s name, it will open.

Step 4

Click “File” and then “Save As” while the WordPad file is still open in Word. At the bottom of the dialog box, you will see a field called “Save as type.” Click on the arrow to the right of the drop-down box and choose “Word Document (.doc or.docx)”