Some folks use Notepad to create quick notes to themselves and then save the file on their desktop. While the process is pretty simple, there is an alternative that you may want to investigate. Creating scraps is as easy as a quick drag and drop operation and there is no need for all the steps involved in naming and saving the file.
Follow the steps below:
- Launch WordPad.
- Create your note.
- Select/highlight the text.
- Drag the selection and drop it on your desktop.
- Close WordPad and click No when prompted to save changes.
Once you drop the selection on your desktop, Windows XP recognizes the selection as an OLE object from WordPad and creates a scrap, complete with a special icon with a default title name of Scrap.
To make it easier to recognize, you can rename the scrap. When you want to view your note, just double-click it and WordPad will open the Scrap.