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From "Harold Fuchs" <>
Subject Re: Code syntax highlighting: is there anything decent?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:03:11 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dotan Cohen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Code syntax highlighting: is there anything decent?

> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 17:14, Harold Fuchs <> 
> wrote:
>> I have to say that when I was writing code I used a text editor rather 
>> than
>> a word processor. So, MS Word and OOo are word processors even though 
>> they
>> can save files as plain text whereas Notepad and Wordpad are text editors
>> even though Wordpad can save files in RTF which is a restricted sort of 
>> word
>> processor document. For code, if you're not using an IDE and assuming 
>> you're
>> on Windows, I'd use either PSPAD ( or Notepad++
>> ( Both are free and very configurable. 
>> Both
>> have Java syntax handling "in the box". Both can be installed on a USB 
>> stick
>> or similar without touching the Windows Registry.
> Thank you Harold. I actually code in VIM but recently I have had to
> write about code and Open Office is the natural place to write about
> anything. Therefore I have small (5-20 LOC) code snippets in a
> formatted text document.

Ah. How about formatting the code in a "proper" code handler and then 
copy/paste-ing the result into your document?

Regards, Harold 

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