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I use notepad ++ in windows 7 but i can't color the text. Is there any lightweight editor like notepadd++ where i can also color the text as well

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closed as off topic by Karan, Journeyman Geek, MaQleod, Canadian Luke, 8088 Oct 29 '12 at 3:49

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I only see this when I create a new document and i have not saved it yet. If you do a save as it should begin detecting the type of file you are working with highlighting as it goes. – Phillip R. Oct 29 '12 at 2:57
I believe what you're looking for is called Syntax Highlighting, and notepad ++ supports it. I'd also add that questions asking for 'lists' of software will probably get closed. Considering that your editor of choice supports it, and it isn't working, consider asking a question relating to the specific sort of language you're working on and getting notepad++ to do it. – Journeyman Geek Oct 29 '12 at 3:10
But if use syntax highlight in notepadd ++ , it apply that to whole documwnt. But i want to slect one paragraph and then apply c++ highlight and in other para of same doc apply java highlight – user54418 Oct 29 '12 at 3:59

Who says Notepad++ does not allow you to modify the text colour, background colour, font, font style etc.? Just go to Settings / Style Configurator and you can either set global or per language (file type) styles:

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Can i just select the text of one line and then chnage its color – user54418 Oct 29 '12 at 3:57
AFAIK, that's not possible. – Karan Oct 29 '12 at 4:15

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