Notepad is often unappreciated by users as most of the people don’t know that it is much more than just a text editor. Take a look at this article to know few awesome tricks that you can try with notepad.

Transform Notepad into your Personal Diary

Notepad can easily be changed into a personal diary by following a simple trick. You just have to follow few easy process to makes it a diary and everything that you will write into it will be saved according to specific time and date.

Steps to follow to make your notepad a diary:

  • First open the Notepad
  • Then type “.LOG”
  • After that save the file as “log.txt”

Create Matrix Effect

If you want to create a Matrix effect on your PC then you can make it by just writing some line of code. Just open your Notepad and then paste the code written below:

@echo off

color 02


echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%

goto begin

After writing this code you need to save your file with .bat extension. After saving the file, just open it again to check out the fantastic matrix effect.

Log off your PC with a Message

If you think the shutdown process of your PC is boring then you can make it interesting by using a notepad trick. It is very easy to shut down your PC by just double-clicking the icon. To do this trick just follow the steps written below:

  • First, open the notepad and then type the code written below:

@echo off

msg * Computer will  shut down now

shutdown -c “Bye Adam” –s

  • After typing the code just save the file with .bat extension like filename.bat

Change Text to Speech via Notepad

To convert any text into speech using Notepad, you just have to paste the code into the notepad and then save the file with .vbs extension.

The code is mentioned below:

Dim message, sapi

message=InputBox(“I want to speak”,”Speak to Me”)

Set sapi=CreateObject(“sapi.spvoice”)

sapi.Speak message

Then open the file and type what you want to speak.