TRICK To Make A Personal Diary (Log) With Notepad (Easter Eggs)
You can use this trick to create a personal log with Notepad which will automatically include the current date and time before your note. To do so, open Notepad and type .LOG in capital letters and press Enter. Save the file. Now, every time you open this file, notepad will automatically insert the current time and date before the note. Just enter your note and save the file each time after making an entry.
TRICK to Make a Personal Diary (Log) with Notepad (Easter Eggs)
Notepad takes the concept of "no frills" to the extreme. But what it lacks in word-processing abilities, it makes up for as a minimalist scratchpad for basic coding. Aside from basic text functionality, Notepad is a reliable repository for old-school programming languages like VBScript. Users can create simple programs to personalize the Windows experiences (or just perform a neat little tricks). There are of course better text editors out there for all you code jockeys, but Notepad is the text editor for everyone (running Windows).
Anyone can use Notepad to play around with code and make programs to personalize the Windows experience (in a very informal and fixable way). Even if you know nothing about coding, there are lots of basic code examples out there that you can cut and paste into Notepad for some PC Magic.
You can use this trick to create a personal log with Notepad which will automatically include the current date and time before your note. To do so, open Notepad and type .LOG in capital letters and press Enter. Save the file. Now, every time you open this file, notepad will automatically insert the current time and date before the note. Just enter your note and save the file each time after making an entry.(But remember open this file only in Notepad given by windows not any other s/w or modified notepads like Notepad++ etc, otherwise it might not work).
The .LOG is typed into the file - the extension itself isn't important, as long as you open the file each time with notepad itself. I've written out some more descriptive instructions, if anyone needs some more assistance. (a) Launch notepad, and in a new file type '.LOG' (without the quotation marks) on the first line. (b) Save the file, using any file name and extension you like, although I would recommend using a unique extension such as .jrnl, .diary, .myd, or similar (.txt and .log work as well). (c) Close notepad and save changes if you've not done so already. At this stage the file should *only* have .LOG in it, and on the first line. (d) Re-open the file using notepad. If you selected a unique extension, I would recommend binding that file extension to notepad (set notepad as default). (e) You should now see that on the second line, under the .LOG text, is a time and date stamp. Underneath this (line 3), enter your journal/diary entry, and save the file. (f) Once the file is closed and reopened, you're most recent entry will have the time and date that it was saved recorded under it. In order for notepad to produce the time/date stamp, you *must* save the file, exit notepad, and reopen the file using notepad. For example, I personally created a new file in notepad, typed in .LOG, then saved the file as 'ideas.jrnl'. Once saved, I exited out of notepad, and attempted to re-open the file I just created. Windows didn't recognize my .jrnl extension, so I associated it with notepad. From then on, I simply had to double-click my file, and it would instantly pop-up in notepad, ready to go! Using this method, you're pretty much creating a quasi-dynamic text file that simply inserts the time and date that it was last saved at (after having made a revision to the file). As long as .LOG is on the first line, and is the only thing on the first line, the file will continue to operate in this fashion. I've tested this feature using notepad and various other text editors such as Notepad++, EditPad, Crimson, SciTE, Vim, Sublime - yet the auto time/date stamp only works when using notepad itself.
The title itself is pretty self-explanatory, follow the details to know how to use Notepad as your personal diary without installing an additional tool. This trick allows you to get rid of a paid diary software.
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