How do you change a notepad file to a regular zip file?

To add a notepad (.txt) file to a .zip archive format, you need a certain program. I recommend using WinRAR 3.71 (rarlab.com/download.htm). Once installed, create the notepad file, and then right click on it and select "Add to Archive." You should then be able to create a .zip format archive with a notepad file inside.