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?

  • Do not use the not-programming-related tag. If you feel the need to use it, your question does not belong here. If the question does belong here, then the tag isn't appropriate. – skaffman Jul 28 '10 at 19:09


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


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.


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.

  • 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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