I’ve been around computers my entire life (well almost). As far back as the early days of mini-machines (which is before the computer became Personal). And sometimes I re-discover “old ways” of doing things, which often to my surprise are still working. To stroll down memory-lane (just a tad) I started off a new sub-topic yesterday, called: “OldSchool-Quick-Tip”. But let’s get down to business…
How to use Notepad as your Work Log
- Open Notepad (or, create a new blank text-file)
- In the first line, type this: “.LOG” (without the quotes, and in UPPERcase)
- Save the document, and close it.
- Double-Click the Text file-icon to open the file again.
Notice how Notepad has added the time-stamp to a new line, awaiting your entry.
- Type something, save and close the document.
Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.
Notepad does actually have much more functionality than just “quick notes”. I’ll bring you more Notepad tricks later on.