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Perl script syntax highlighting in Microsoft word?

by ozgurp (Beadle)
on Oct 27, 2003 at 00:28 UTC ( #302291=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

ozgurp has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is it possible to highlight Perl syntax in a word document?
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Re: Perl script syntax highlighting in Microsoft word?
by Roger (Parson) on Oct 27, 2003 at 00:53 UTC
      Thanks to you all, yes exporting Perl to HTML and RTF was what I was looking for. I am writing the user/developer docs for the Perl program I have written, and it would be useful to have the Perl syntax highlighted in the word document.
      PerlWiz looks great!

      I am a Xemacs fan but not at that extent.

      I should try it.


      Hope it would keep on working after 30 days...

Re: Perl script syntax highlighting in Microsoft word?
by sauoq (Abbot) on Oct 27, 2003 at 00:34 UTC

    Probably not easily. I'd guess your best bet would be to find a syntax highlighter for perl that would output in HTML and then import that.

    Of course, that's not a solution if you actually want to use word to write Perl code. But why anyone would want to do that is beyond me. There are plenty of decent editors available.

    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
      There are many vim2html scripts that allow one to export files to HTML using Vim syntax highlighting. Here is one. :)
Re: Perl script syntax highlighting in Microsoft word?
by etcshadow (Priest) on Oct 27, 2003 at 00:52 UTC
    You might be able to find a text editor with a perl syntax mode that can copy rich-text to the clip-board. Then open your perl code in the appropriate text editor, copy (rich), paste into Word.

    I assume that you want to show perl code in a Word document containing other writing... If you actually mean that you are editing perl code in Word... for the love of god stop. There are plenty of free or reg-not-required shareware editors out there that are far better suited to the task than word, of all things. I can't even imagine Bill Gates, himself, advocating the use of Word as a source-code editor.

    Not an editor command: Wq

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