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Does anyone know of an application that is as simple as notepad++ but retains and allows for paragraphs AND line breaks? When typing into notpad++ each new line is a line break. Is there a way I can add this into notepad++ (e.g. plugin) or is there another app where I can hit Enter and it will be a paragraph and only when I hit SHIFT Enter it will add a line break.

Word and wordpad are not suitable as they add all sorts of other code/styles etc not wanted when you do a copy and paste. I am simply looking for something as simple as Notepad++ but a little more :)

The purpose is for using notepad++ to type in the initial text and then copy that into a text editor on a web page.

Ah just found a solution in Notepad++

I went to my plugins > NPPExport (plugin installed) and selected Copy All Formats to Clipboard.

Now when I copy and paste and there is a double line break it copies that as if a paragraph

I think the question is what is the difference between line break and paragraph in a text file?

An editor of some complex document format (Word, html...) can store arbitrary metadata about the text. But text file is a text file, you only have line feed and carriage return characters to play with. No concept of paragraphs at all.

As mentioned on the SourceForge page, with my 64-bit Windows 7, rather than this being in C:Program Files (x86)Notepad, it was required in AppDataRoamingNotepad. If you do not have an userDefineLang.xml file already: save the file userDefineLangVisualFoxPro.xml in this folder, then rename it to userDefineLang.xml. Notepad-7 is a word processing tool that intends to replace the default 'Notepad' application available through Windows. It can be easily installed and configured, even by first-time users.

Anyway, sounds like you found a workaround in which double newline is counted as a paragraph. If it works it works :)


The irony here is that looking up what that plug-in does, it marks -up your text (when copying to the clipboard) with either HTML or RTF friendly syntax.

So I’m not sure there’s a difference between that and and saving as RTF or HTML in either Word or WordPad?

I guess there is if it works for you.

Any reason you are not using a purpose built html editor?

Any reason you are not using a purpose built html editor?

Not for me, I use Webuilder :)

The person doing the editing and adding content is not HTML literate. It is easier for them to type out in Notepad (or Word before that) and then copy and paste into the TMCE editor. I've said type it straight onto the site editor but they prefer their way :).

For me (and them), I don't want to follow up on their editing to fix up added rubbish code and reformat

it marks -up your text

Which is what I thought too. But after testing a paste into the TMCE editor it does add the html but not on the front end of the editor. If I view the HTML code it shows the correct formatting with html, but without code not needed like extra divs, spans and so on commonly added by Word and Wordpad.

RTF or HTML in either Word or WordPad

All I can say is that it works. When in Notepad++ as long as they do two line breaks, copying from notepad++ will now convert that to a paragraph tag, whilst where there is only the one line break it converts that into a br tag.

I guess there is if it works for you

Yes, but more importantly the person adding the content.

Glad your problem is solved, but of you like notepad++ you may like vs code. Not as good as notepad++ for large files or macros, but it has allot more power elsewhere, masses of great plugins for just about anything you can think of and is extremely customisable. Looks lovely too.

EditPad Lite is another very good one.

Textpad is quite good , I have been using it for years and it is a powerful text editor that can be used as a simple text editor as well as for programming , html code and it is very configurable.

It used to be that Notepad was a necessary evil because it started up quickly and let us catch a quick glimpse of plain text files. Now, there are a bevy of capable Notepad replacements that are just as fast, but also have great feature sets.
Notepad++Before following the rest of this how-to, ensure that you’re logged into an account with Administrator access.
Note: The following instructions involve modifying some Windows system folders. Don’t mess anything up while you’re in there! If you follow our instructions closely, you’ll be fine.
Choose your replacement
There are a ton of great Notepad replacements, including Notepad2, Metapad, and Notepad++. The best one for you will depend on what types of text files you open and what you do with them. We’re going to use Notepad++ in this how-to.
The first step is to find the executable file that you’ll replace Notepad with. Usually this will be the only file with the .exe file extension in the folder where you installed your text editor. Copy the executable file to your desktop and try to open it, to make sure that it works when opened from a different folder.
In the Notepad++ case, a special little .exe file is available for the explicit purpose of replacing Notepad.If we run it from the desktop, it opens up Notepad++ in all its glory.
Back up Notepad
You will probably never go back once you switch, but you never know. You can backup Notepad to a special location if you’d like, but we find it’s easiest to just keep a backed up copy of Notepad in the folders it was originally located.
In Windows 7, Notepad resides in:
  • C:Windows
  • C:WindowsSystem32
  • C:WindowsSysWOW64 in 64-bit versions only
Navigate to each of those directories and copy Notepad.
Paste it into the same folder.
If prompted, choose to Copy, but keep both files.
You can keep your backup as “notepad (2).exe”, but we prefer to rename it to “notepad.exe.bak”.
Do this for all of the folders that have Notepad (2 total for 32-bit Windows 7, 3 total for 64-bit).
Take control of Notepad and delete it

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Even if you’re on an administrator account, you can’t just delete Notepad – Microsoft has made some security gains in this respect. Fortunately for us, it’s still possible to take control of a file and delete it without resorting to nasty hacks like disabling UAC.
Navigate to one of the directories that contain Notepad. Right-click on it and select Properties.
Switch to the Security tab, then click on the Advanced button.
Note that the owner of the file is a user called “TrustedInstaller”.
You can’t do much with files owned by TrustedInstaller, so let’s take control of it. Click the Edit… button. Select the desired owner (you could choose your own account, but we’re going to give any Administrator control) and click OK.
You’ll get a message that you need to close and reopen the Properties windows to edit permissions. Before doing that, confirm that the owner has changed to what you selected.
Click OK, then OK again to close the Properties window. Right-click on Notepad and click on Properties again.

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Switch to the Security tab. Click on Edit….
Select the appropriate group or user name in the list at the top, then add a checkmark in the checkbox beside Full control in the Allow column.
Click OK, then Yes to the dialog box that pops up.
Click OK again to close the Properties window.

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Now you can delete Notepad, by either selecting it and pressing Delete on the keyboard, or right-click on it and click Delete.
You’re now free from Notepad’s foul clutches!
Repeat this procedure for the remaining folders (or folder, on 32-bit Windows 7).
Drop in your replacement
Copy your Notepad replacement’s executable, which should still be on your desktop.
Browse to the two or three folders listed above and copy your .exe to those locations. If prompted for Administrator permission, click Continue.
If your executable file was named something other than “notepad.exe”, rename it to “notepad.exe”. Don’t be alarmed if the thumbnail still shows the old Notepad icon.
Double click on Notepad and your replacement should open.
To make doubly sure that it works, press Win+R to bring up the Run dialog box and enter “notepad” into the text field. Press enter or click OK.

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Now you can allow Windows to open files with Notepad by default with little to no shame! All without restarting or having to disable UAC!