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I have Notepad++ and XML Tools plugin installed. When I copy an XML file and paste it to the window. It became one line. How can I auo format it and make it readable?

Thanks.

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Plugins -> XML Tools -> Pretty Print (XML only - with line breaks)

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It seems that version 6.5 doesn't have this plugin :( – St.Shadow Nov 29 '13 at 10:31

How about Plugins - XML Tools - Pretty Print (XML only - with line breaks)? Default shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift+B. This should make your XML very readable.

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You will need TextFX plugin.

Then go for:

TextFX -> TextFX HTML Tidy -> Tidy: reindent XML

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It is grayed out. It is not working but thanks. – Love Jul 27 '12 at 21:09
    
What NPP version do you have? I had a problem with libtidy.dll. – coelhudo Jul 27 '12 at 21:25

Better option is:

Plugins -> XML Tools -> Linarize XML

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Does not this function format the XML back to a single line (i.e. contrary to what was asked for)? – pabouk Nov 7 '13 at 8:36

If you don't find the plugin you want to use (eg.: XML Tools), just add it by clicking:

Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager

Find, select and install it. When you re-open Notepad++, it'll be listed under the Plugins menu. After that, do what they've already said: Plugins -> XML Tools -> Pretty Print (XML only - with line breaks)

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