Using CoPilot with Notepad to Explain and Summarize Text

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Using CoPilot with Microsoft Notepad to Explain and Summarize Text

Copilot in Windows is an AI-powered assistant that helps you get answers and inspirations from across the web, supports creativity and collaboration, and helps you focus on the task at hand.  Microsoft CoPilot is included with Windows 11 and is activated on the Laptops for Learners' laptops and the most recent faculty and staff laptop rollout.  CoPilot is also accessible via mobile app on your mobile device via your app store.  This article assumes you have CoPilot installed and activated from Microsoft.  If you do not have it on your taskbar, click here.

This tip will help you use CoPilot to take text that you have, and CoPilot will summarize the text for you.

How to Use CoPilot with Notepad to Summarize Text

  • Click the Windows Flag, and type Notepad - then click Notepad to open Notepad.
  • Next, copy and paste any text into Notepad.
  • In this example, I am using a README file from HATARI, an Atari Computer emulator.

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  • Now, hit CTRL-E on the keyboard, this will launch CoPilot on the right side of your screen and ask you if you want to send it to CoPilot.

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  • Click Send.
  • This will automatically ask CoPilot to explain the text to you in a different way then it is presented in the original form.
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