XML Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.21, by Dr. Herong Yang
Outdated: Downloading and Installing Notepad++ 6.8
This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Notepad++ 6.8 on Windows system; and how to add the XML Tools Plugin in Notepad++.
Downloading and installing Notepad++ 6.8 is easy. See steps below:
1. Go to https://notepad-plus-plus.org/, and click "Download". You see a list of Notepad++ versions and download options.
2. Click "Notepad++ Installer" to start downloading the installer file "npp.6.8.8.Installer.exe". Save it to the desktop.
3. Double-click "npp.6.8.8.Installer.exe" on the desktop. You see "Notepad++ v.6.8.8 Setup" window showing up.
4. Follow the setup instruction to finish installation.
5. Click "Start" button, then "All programs" > "Notepad++" > "Notepad++" to start the program.
"XML Tools Plugin" is not included in the default installation of Notepad++. You need to follow these steps to add it:
1. Run Notepad++ and click menu "Plugins" > "Plugin Manager" > "Show plugin manager" You see the "Plugin Manager" window showing up.
2. Find "XML Tools" in the "Available" list and make it checked. Then click "Install" to finish adding "XML Tools" to Notepad++.
3. Click menu "Plugins" > "XML Tools". You see a list of XML Tools commands showing up.
Now you are ready to play with the XML Tools Plugin in Notepad++.
In case your version of Notepad++ comes with no Plugin Manager, you need to following these steps to install the Plugin Manager (Thanks to SilverM-A, who provided these steps as comment in the Web version):
1. Download the Plugin Manager ZIP file from https://github.com/bruderstein/nppPluginManager/releases
2. Unzip the ZIP file and place the PluginManager.dll file in the Notepad++ plugins directory.
3. Place the gpup.exe in the updater directory under your Notepad++ program directory (e.g. "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\updater").
4. Restart Notepad++.
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