Mircosoft didn't change the classic Notepad for years and the program sticks to basic functions. Alternative editors like Notepad++ offer a lot of additional features.
Notepad++ (picture: notepad-plus.sourceforge.net)
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The free Open Source Program is not just suitable for working on simple text files, but also for programming, because of an integrated syntax accentuation. Furthermore you can simultaneously work on multiple documents, record macros, place bookmarks and many other things.
The official website keeps tight lip about the changes made with the latest version 4.9.2 - but probably the most had been bugfixes, since with version 4.9 new features were added. The tool is available for download.