Strikethrough feature



  • Hi, does Notepad++ have a strikethrough or highlight feature for keeping track of completed items on a list? (for example :) TIA



  • @Chris-Overland

    Sort of, you can do this in a text file in a N++ tab:

    before:

    TODO:
    [ ] take out the garbage
    [ ] make cookies
    [ ] chase the wife around
    

    after:

    TODO:
    [X] take out the garbage
    [X] make cookies
    [ ] chase the wife around
    

    Also, I think there’s a todo-list plugin.



  • @Chris-Overland: welcome to the Notepad++ Community Forums.

    You asked:

    Hi, does Notepad++ have a strikethrough or highlight feature

    Not directly. Notepad++ is for editing the text; except for syntax highlighting, it leaves out word-processing features like strikethrough.

    However, if you save the text in a Markdown file (.md), then there are two things in your favor: you can use the Markdown UDL (which is now bundled with newer Notepad++ versions), then you can see some syntax highlighting while going… I have a customized UDL which doesn’t have that, so cannot tell this instant whether the markdown ~~strikethrough~~ syntax gets struck out in the editor. If you also have the MarkdownViewer++ plugin, it can render the Markdown into a separate pane, which does properly render the strikethrough.

    In a few minutes, I may be back with confirmation on the default Markdown UDL



  • I just said:

    In a few minutes, I may be back with confirmation on the default Markdown UDL

    No, the default Markdown UDL (that ships with 7.6.4) does not define the ~~ as an open/close pair. However, you could add it: Language > Define Your Language, and select Markdown (default) from the pulldown. Go to the “Operators & Delimiters” tag, and go to the lower right “Delimiter 8” style; set Open: ~~, Escape: \, and Close:~~. Then click on that Styler button, and pick a style. Unfortunately, strike-through is not available; but you could set it to Bold+Underline, with foreground color = red, which may be a strikethrough indicator.

    But, as @Alan-Kilborn already said, there’s also a TODO-list plugin, which you can download using Plugins Admin > Task List (current version 2.1)



  • @Chris-Overland

    in addition you could use the builtin UDL feature to define a user define language like
    for example such a simple one
    Define an unique file extension and every time you open such a file it tries to color it.


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