Quick guide to creating simple plain text (.txt) files on Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS and Linux.

Text files are useful for sending code or short pieces of information that may get corrupted or changed if shared directly in an email, messaging platform or support portal.

On Microsoft Windows you will be able to create a plain text file using the “Notepad” program that comes as standard.

  1. To create a new text file, right click anywhere on the desktop.
  2. Select “New” and “Text Document”.
  3. You can name the file however you like, append the filename with “.txt”.