May 242008

There is a simple feature in Notepad that can make it work like a personal diary for you.Here is how to go about it

1.Firstly open a blank Notepad file.

2. Now write .LOG as the first line in the file, then press enter. Now save the file and close it.

3.Open the notepad file now and you will find that the current date and time has been appended(put) at the end and the cursor is in the next line.

4. Type your notes and then save and close the file.

5. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process,that is it appends the date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor below it.

This way you can keep track of all your entries,you can easily monitor which article you wrote when.This can work very much like a personal diary.

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  3 Responses to “How to Use the Notepad as your personal diary”

  1. alternatively, just press F5 in your notepad window to insert the current date :)

  2. In your article, “How to Use the Notepad as your personal diary” I found some good advice. Alas, there is a memory limit to how much text you can have in the file and still have the .LOG work. I tried it on an existing work-log file I have going back two years and when I opened it again it gave and error message about not having enough memory. This machine isn’t very robust, having only 1.24GB of RAM but I expected it to work. The file is only 107 KB in size. I then tried to start with an empty text file and then added large chunks of the other. I only got about a third the way through when I received the message again. Is their anyway to increase this limitation?


  3. Hey open that file with textpad and you will see that .LOG works beyond the threshold of 30 kb.

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