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I'm writing an article and I would to maintain notepad++ syntax highlight when I paste a code block into word. The code is all in SQL, and I would very much like to the way it is formatted.

Also, print-screen and cut/paste the images is NOT an option.

Any ideas?

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http://jeez.eu/2009/09/09/great-and-necessary-plugins-for-notepad-plus-plus/

Check out the section on NppExport. Seems to be what you're looking for ("Copy as RTF")

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worked like a charm! –  George Jul 28 '10 at 18:23
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The link in the original answer does not work anymore, but the NppExport plugin can be found here: sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/NppExport –  quosoo Nov 13 '11 at 15:15

It happens to be the case that NppExport ships with notepad++. Check your Plugins -> NppExport menu for options to copy RTF snippets to the clipboard.

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Visual Studio, for C# code (so, and, I assume for SQL), will include HTML formatting when copy'n'pasting code into something which understands HTML.

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Another option is to use a general-purpose syntax highlighter like Pygment or GeSHi to convert a piece of source code into HTML markup. Then you can similarly copy and paste the highlighted code into any type of word processor that understands HTML. –  Lèse majesté Jul 28 '10 at 18:25

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