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Derek Read

Reply to: Feature Request: Syntax colorization in plan-text view.

So, it sounds like there are two issues:

1) Plain Text view syntax colouring not acceptable. Are there specifics that these users would like to see tweaked? There are currently no other requests to improve on what we already do. The colouring is fully customizable w.r.t. which colours are used (see: Tools > Options > Plain Text View). Perhaps they mean something else?

2) They are hoping we can put something on the clipboard other than plain text (the only thing we put there at the moment). Then another application that supports this other format would have the option to pull it down. Where are the users pasting to? I'm guessing Outlook maybe? If Outlook sees HTML on the clipboard it tries to preserve whatever it can when pasted into a message (depending on the format of the message — HTML, Plain Text or Rich Text). If that is the case then we'd probably need to generate some HTML with embedded styling in it and put that on the clipboard in addition to the plain text. This is not a feature we've been asked for before.

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