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How to Copy Code or Text with Color in Notepad ++

How to Copy Code or Text with Color in Notepad ++

Copy your code in Notepad ++ with color and paste it anywhere while still maintaining its format

Notepad ++ is a popular source code editor. This should be so because of the support for a large number of programming languages and ease of use. This software even supports third-party plugins for enhanced features.

In this article, we will look at one of these plugins – NppExport. This allows users to copy code / text with Syntax Highlighting in Notepad ++. In other words, this allows the user to copy text with color.

Install the NppExport Plugin in Notepad ++

Since Version 7.8.6 the NppExport plugin is bundled with the Notepad ++ installer. So, we can install NppExport with Notepad ++.

From the Notepad ++ Installer

To install NppExport, run the Notepad ++ installer. Follow the installer until you see the Choose Components window.

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As you can see, the NppExport plugin has been selected. Just press next and complete installation.

From Admin Plugins in Notepad ++

If you have installed Notepad ++ and want to install NppExport. This is as easy as the method above.

Run Notepad ++ and open the Plugins menu on the Notepad ++ toolbar. Select the Admin Plugins option from the list.

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A new window will open, known as Admin plugins. Use the search text box and type NppExport and press enter. Select the NppExport check box and then press Install.

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How to Copy Code / Text with Color using NppExport

To copy code / text with Syntax highlighting, open a compatible file in Notepad ++. Then, select the text you want to copy and right-click. Open the Plugins command then press Copy Text with Highlight Syntax to copy.

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Now you can paste colorful formatted text anywhere. Directly from your Microsoft Word document to another text editor that supports it.

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