How To Use Notepad As A Log, Diary Or Journal (Yes, The Built-In Notepad!)

Journal Entry Notepad EditorDid you know that the built-in notepad editor can be used as a simple diary or journal? You don’t need fancy journal software for that!

1. Step Create a new .txt document on your desktop

Create New Text Document

2. Step Call it journal.txt, diary.txt or random.txt, basically whatever you want

3. Step Now at the very top enter exactly this: .LOG

Creating Notepad Journal

4. Close the document and re-open it

5. Step Voilà, notepad will automatically enter the time and date and you can start writing your journal – without expensive software

Journal Entry Notepad Editor

Published: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 Last Modified: July 18, 2012

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