Using notepad as IDE

Anybody have step-by-step instructions on how to use Notepad as my IDE? This is primarily for learning purposes, I understand the repercussions of avoiding powerful IDE’s like VS.

Also, as far as notepad++ goes, I could not get this to work for UE4:

~Essentially cannot get Unreal Macros to pop up as stated and shown by instructions. Anybody else get the same issue?