How Do I Set My Margins on Notepad?

By Emilio Alvarez

Notepad a text editor built in to Windows. It provides basic word processing functionality and allows users to set printing margins. A common frustration among Notepad users is that margins settings do not remain after the system is restarted or after the user logs off. This causes the margins to be set back to Windows default state. Margins settings can be enforced to remain after system restart if a registry key is created and configured properly. Proceed with caution when making modifications with the Registry Editor utility.

Set Margins

Step 1

Launch Notepad by clicking "Start" and then "All Programs." After that, click "Accessories," and choose "Notepad."

Step 2

Go to Notepad's "File" menu, and choose "Page Setup" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Type the desired margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) in the corresponding text fields within the "Margin (inches)" box.

Step 4

Click "OK" to save changes.

Save Margins

Step 1

Click "Start," and choose "Run." A dialog box opens up. Type "regedit," and click "OK." The Registry Editor will open.

Step 2

Expand "HKEY_CURRENT_USER," "Software," "Microsoft" and "Notepad" from the left pane.

Step 3

Right-click an empty space on the right pane. Choose "New," and then choose "DWORD Value." Name it "fSavePageSettings," and press "Enter." The newly created value displays on the right pane.

Step 4

Double-click the "fSavePageSettings" value. An "Edit DWORD Value" dialog box will open. Type the number "1" in the "Value data" text field and click "OK."

Step 5

Log off, and log back in.