If you do use Notepad quite frequently, built-in text editor that comes in Windows 7 and if you don’t like its user interface then you can try NotePad7, a freeware a text editor similar to Microsoft Notepad but brings the look and feel of Office 2010 with ribbon.
Download the program zip file, extract its contents to a folder and install the program by clicking on setup file. You need to click on Notepad7 shortcut to open the text editor. Functionality remains the same except the ribbon is offered for quick access to the commands.
You can do cut, copy, paste operations on selected text, select font, Bold/underline on the selected text, date and time Find Replace, Select All and the File menu can be accessed from the ribbon, that’s the difference. You’ll feel more comfortable if you’re an Office user.
Using is same as that of Notepad, type the text, save it with .txt extension. You can make this as default text editor by selecting and right-click on any text file and select Open With and browse in Open with dialog window and select Notepad7 in “Program Files/Notepad” directory.
Notepad7 works on Windows Vista SP2/7.