Notepad Font Formatting Is Not Visible in Other Text Editors

This article was previously published under Q216380
SYMPTOMS
When you view a text (.txt) file created in Notepad in another text editor such as WordPad, font formatting applied in Notepad may be missing. However, if you view this text file in Notepad, the formatting may still be present.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because documents created in Notepad are saved as text files that do not include all font formatting information. The font settings you can choose in Notepad are for display, and are only visible in Notepad.
RESOLUTION
To work around this issue, format your text in another text editor program such as WordPad.
MORE INFORMATION
The Notepad font information is saved in the following registry location:

   HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Notepad\IfFaceName				


For related information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
196003 How to Show Text in Different Fonts in Notepad
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Article ID: 216380 - Last Review: 01/24/2007 17:18:10 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition

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