How to: Save, or Format your sticky notes (Windows 7)

I never had any use for sticky notes before. However, I did notice a colleague of mine using them to keep track of things he had done, or needed to do, for a client, or as part of a project solution. I was hooked. I’ve been using them since then non-stop.

However, one thing I couldn’t figure out was this: how do you save these notes so that you can create a new session and then come back to them?

Well, I ended up taking screenshots, but obviously, there had to be another way.

Well, not that it’s the most user friendly thing to do, but you could navigate to

 x:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\

and copy the


file somewhere safe. When you run the Stick Notes application again, it will create a new one. You can then go back and forth by saving the existing file somewhere safe and replacing it for the one you want to load up.

There, job done.

As for how to format your sticky notes, keep in mind that you can use the common keyboard shortcuts that you use in your text editors. You can also use the following:

Ctrl+Shift+L: bulleted point

now, if you press the same combination more times, the following will happen:

two times: numbered point
three times: lettered point
four times: uppercase lettered point
five times: Roman numbered point
six times: uppercase Roman numbered point

Also, the following combinations can be used:

Ctrl+Scroll Wheel Increase/Decrease text size
Ctrl+1 Single-space lines
Ctrl+2 Double-space lines
Ctrl+5 Set 1.5-line spacing
Ctrl+= Subscript
Ctrl+Shift++ Superscript
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+N New sticky note


For many more tips on how to use the Windows Sticky Notes, visit MintyWhite.

MGR: the Intelogist

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SharePoint Server developer, turned Sitefinity developer, turned Angular developer, turned SharePoint Online consultant, turned Unily consultant, turned O365 consultant... Never a dull moment!

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