(Pictured) Advertising banners on Windows tablets: Recommended users use online version of Office

Wordpad apps have been pre-installed in the Windows operating system since Windows 95. It’s a very simple text editor, functionally between Notepad and Word. Rafael Rivera recently discovered that Microsoft is adding new features to this old tablet — adding ad banners to the app.

(Pictured) Advertising banners on Windows tablets: Recommended users use online version of Office

The ad banner is a recommendation for those who write for online version of Word, which Microsoft speculates doesn’t install word locally. Six ads have been found, recommending users to use online versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Office.

(Pictured) Advertising banners on Windows tablets: Recommended users use online version of Office

The functions of a tablet include working with text formats or printing text out. But it lacks some moderate functions, such as Scrabble checking, idiomatic dictionaries, table support, and so on. In itself, it is suitable for writing a letter, or a short article. It is not a good fit for writing a long report (because such files usually have a large number of pictures), or a long article, such as a book or a manuscript.

The tablet nativesupports RTF and also takes advantage of Microsoft’s RichEdit control. From the operating system after Windows XP SP1, version 4.1, including Windows Vista. Previous operating systems also supported the Word for Windows 6.0 format, which is compatible with Microsoft Word’s file format.

For the first time, Windows 95 has a built-in tablet to replace Windows Write. Windows 3.1 and previous operating systems are tied to Windows Write. While the code code of the tablet, Microsoft has been exposed after the MFC category library version 3.2, becoming a sample software. It was made public before Windows 95 was released. Web site can still be downloaded on MSDN’s website. Until now, the tablet and Microsoft Word were the only software microsofts that supported reading and writing WRI files created by Windows Write.