I would like to inquire and suggest some features.If it exists please help.



  • I would like to inquire and suggest some features.If it exists please help.

    1- Symbols & Characters feature: Can I add a symbol style that help me for coordinating, for example (triangle, square, circle,character,Shapes, etc.).

    2- Url links or Icon :to be permanently blue color, by choice.
    Currently,all links in black color with same font format, and I find it difficult to search for it when reading along topics.

    3-Highlight (word, line) and Underline feature: When opening a file whether on the same program (notepad++)or other,the Highlighted feature disappears from all words, so when opening the file I would like the Highlighted words to be converted with Underline style.

    4- Font & size style:How can I choose the shape and size of a one word without affecting the rest of the words?

    5- Additional/plugins for new features: Is it possible to add other features? what is the file type(format) that will be acceptable? where to add this, for example (new characters for letters, new fonts,add file password,file Encryption, etc.), about new fonts what type of plugin to choose,new Shapes and so on.

    If i used any type of old/new features or plugging,can be saved when i open the file again or it will be showing in normal type and features such as font size,highlight will be disappear?.

    thank you all for reading .
    MA



  • @Guest-New said in I would like to inquire and suggest some features.If it exists please help.:

    I would like to inquire and suggest some features.If it exists please help.

    In general, if we aren’t able to help you do what you want with the current version, you might have to read the FAQ about feature requests, search for existing issues on the individual topics, and create separate issues for each feature you’d like to request if it hasn’t already been implemented or requested.

    However, see my answers below, especially my final paragraph after #5.

    1- Symbols & Characters feature: Can I add a symbol style that help me for coordinating, for example (triangle, square, circle,character,Shapes, etc.).

    If you mean drawing pictures, this is a text editor, not a graphics editor. If you mean a way for inserting the unicode characters easily: yeah, that’s not built in. However, it is possible to use a plugin (either a purpose-driven plugin, or a generic plugin like PythonScript, which you can use to script the insertion of characters). Or, if you’ve just got a few characters that you’d like to insert on a regular basis, you can use macros to insert those characters. For less frequent characters, you could just use the Windows-builtin charmap.exein shortcuts.xml, I use the following UserDefinedCommand entry:

            <Command name="CharMap" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="67">charmap</Command>
    

    which allows me to use Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C to pop up the charmap program.

    2- Url links or Icon :to be permanently blue color, by choice.
    Currently,all links in black color with same font format, and I find it difficult to search for it when reading along topics.

    It depends on the kind of file. Plain text (.txt) doesn’t have a separate style for hyperlinks , though Settings > Preferences > MISC will allow you to turn on underlining for URLs. Some lexers may have settings specific to URL highlighting, which could be set in the Settings > Style Configurator for the specific lexer.

    If you have a UDL for your language, you can add a prefix-keyword to highlight anything that starts with something like http:// (http:// https:// (https:// (/ / file:// (file://.

    Also, you can add extra highlighting to a builtin lexer (like the HTML lexer) using regexes via the script EnhanceAnyBuiltinLexer.py that @Ekopalypse shares in this linked post.
    And you can add extra highlighting to a UDL language using regexes via the script EnhanceUDLLexer.py that @Ekopalypse shares in this linked post

    3-Highlight (word, line) and Underline feature: When opening a file whether on the same program (notepad++)or other,the Highlighted feature disappears from all words, so when opening the file I would like the Highlighted words to be converted with Underline style.

    Notepad++ is not a Word Processor, it is a Text Editor. In order to save stylings, you need to embed codes in the source file, at which point it technically ceases to be plaintext (or, at least, is better thought of as a markup language). If you use the Markdown syntax and save as a Markdown file, the Markdown UDL that ships with Notepad++ will format in the editing window, and the Markdown++ Plugin will enable a rendering window that can be placed next to the editing window, so you can see the rendered Markdown live as you edit.

    4- Font & size style:How can I choose the shape and size of a one word without affecting the rest of the words?

    See my answer to #3.

    5- Additional/plugins for new features: Is it possible to add other features? what is the file type(format) that will be acceptable? where to add this, for example (new characters for letters, new fonts,add file password,file Encryption, etc.), about new fonts what type of plugin to choose,new Shapes and so on.

    Yes, new plugins can be written, and many things can be done.

    However, based on your questions 3-5, I need to clarify for you: Notepad++ will never cease to be a Text Editor and become a full-blown Word Processor. If you want a Word Processor (applying permanent styles that are embedded in the file itself, rather than just being syntax highlighting for plaintext or whatever markup or programming language you are using that are written in plaintext; or adding graphics embedded with your text), Notepad++ is not the right tool for you, nor is any other text editor; instead, use MS Word, or Google Docs, or LibreOffice Writer. If you are looking for saving multi-font-styled document, with embedded images, which will save a file with all of those, so that anyone will be able to open the file and see the same thing you do, you are really looking for a Word Processor (or other page layout / publication software).



  • @PeterJones said in I would like to inquire and suggest some features.If it exists please help.:

    Word Processor

    Ms.PeterJones

    You are one of the few who rush to serve others, and I really appreciate it.

    I am a fan of the Notepad++ i have been using it for a long time and I like it to be more than successful and serve others, and yes I know that the Notepad++ is not like a Word software.

    I would like to thank you very much for your patience,effort, explanation and time that you took in order to answer my question and I wish you all the best of luck.

    Regards,
    MA



  • @guest-new, @peterjones and All,

    Once again, I would like to underline, like @guest-new, the quality of the answers provided by @peterjones. The overview exposed and the variety of solutions given is simply amazing !

    Best Regards,

    guy038


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