Looking for a Script

I have a simple text document that I use all day, every day for note taking. It would be super convenient if I could find or create a script that would easily allow me to open a few dozen instances of the *.txt document in Windows 7 Professional without having to double click on the short cut repeatedly. Can anyone help?
Bradley DorranceHelp Desk AnalystAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Why would you want to open the same file numerous times on the same windows system.  That would set you up for lost changes I would think.  You open notepad to the file twice, type in to both, then save both.  Only the changes from the last save will appear.

Bradley DorranceHelp Desk AnalystAuthor Commented:
I'm literally using the document as a temporary notepad, where I'm not saving info permanently until I copy and paste it into a ticket tracker. The TXT document has the headings I need for each client contact, and when I'm done with it, I close without saving and I have another instance of the document ready for the next contact.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
You can do something like this.  Create the as a file on your desktop, called something .BAT, so maybe "StartNotes.bat".  Then try just double clicking that on the Desktop.

@echo off

set NoteFile=C:\yourdir\template.txt
set Copies=10

for /L %%a in (1,1,%Copies%) do start notepad "%NoteFile%"

Open in new window

(EDIT: Slight change to START command)

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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
See Notepad++.

It's FREE.

It can open multiple files, each shown in tabs.

It has the option "Remember current session for next launch". When you close notepad++, the next time you open it, your files are there... even if you don't save them.
Bradley DorranceHelp Desk AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks, NVIT.

Pity my LAN team won't allow me to install that software on my work PC.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
If you're allowed to use USB, there's a portable version. 😉
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
http://portableapps.com/ has a portable version what is being referred to.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Did you give my small BAT script in ID:41272128 a test, it should do what you asked for, and allows you to easily specify how many notepad windows to open.


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Bradley DorranceHelp Desk AnalystAuthor Commented:
Really helpful, will load this script when I have a moment.
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