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Title: How to Use Textpad to Write Articles Faster
Author: Judy Cullins
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How to Use Textpad to Write Articles Faster
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It's a good idea to use TextPad because all opt-in ezine publishers want your 
articles without any formatting. Also, for any email exchange, you need to 
put your article in the body of the email, not an attachment.  Most Online 
readers who don't know you will not open your email, and people who do know you 
want it this faster, easier way.

Textpad is a shareware download from Shareware means 
you can use it, fully functional, but you are expected to pay for it if you 
use it a lot.

The very first thing you should know about Textpad is that it is a PLAIN TEXT 
editor. That means there is absolutely no formatting like bold, underline, or 
italics. One of the benefits of this program is that it can wrap you articles 
at 65 chanters across fast and easily.

Textpad is straightforward and easy to understand and work with. Here's how 
to set up the program to make your articles. At

First, click on the "Configure" menu, then 'Preferences...." then under the 
General page uncheck "Allow multiple instances to run."  Doing this makes it so 
that TextPad can't be run twice at the same time. Check the box next to 
"Allow multiple files in command line." This allows you to open multiple files at 

Next, click on the plus sign next to the words "Document Classes." Then, 
click on "Text." You will notice a little to the right a bunch of settings. These 
are the settings to make your articles wrap. First, check "Word Wrap Long 
Lines," underneath that click the circle "Save with hard breaks." Finally, 
underneath the white area put a check mark next to "Word break at column numbers:" 
and fill in the text box with 65 or what ever number you want (for article 
purposes 65 is the best way to go).

Press OK and you are done!

To do a word count to your articles, simply highlight your entire article, 
right click on it, go to properties and remember the number under the "Selected 
Column" in the "Words:" row. Most opt-in ezines want the word count.

TextPad can do a lot more than just wrap your articles for you. You can sort 
a list of email addresses in alphabetical order, send your own ezine out 
without expensive services, opt-in and opt-out subscribers, find and replace, spell 
check, and much more.

This is the one program I wouldn't be without. It makes article submissions 
and marketing my business through sending out my ezine so much easier and 
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