RTF copy/paste for Netbeans 8.0.1 - plugin detail

An extension for Netbeans to copy the editor content into clipboard in the RTF format. This enables you to copy the editor content to OpenOffice or MS Office preserving the syntax coloring.

NetBeans Plugin - RTF copy/paste for Netbeans 8.0.1
Plugin owner: misias
Website: http://code.google.com/p/rtfcopypaste/
Added: 2014-09-24
License: GPL v3
Category: Editing
Downloaded: 3,144 times
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Download plugin   Download size: 0.02 MB   Last Update: 2014-09-24

What's new in this version

Compatibility with Netbeans 8.0.1.

Verifications for NetBeans versions

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Module to copy/paste Netbeans editor content with formatting to RTF format.


  • 1. Select code,
  • 2. Click right mouse button to expand popup menu,
  • 3. Select "Copy as RTF" option to copy, selected content to the system clipboard,
  • 4. Paste clipboard content to your RTF editor like OpenOffice or MS Word (special paste).

Additional options:

  • 1. Go to Tools - Options
  • 2. Select Copy/Paste tab to customize plugin options.


I've tested this plugin on Netbeans 8.0.1 with OpenOffice 4.1 and MS Word.


If you want to further develop this plugin - just write to me, I will add you to the project owners.


If you have some suggestions: mw219725@gmail.com

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User Comments


New version for Netbeans 8.0.2

It should work fine: http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/56968/
Posted by misias on Jan 03, 2015

Incompatible with NetBeans 8.0.1

When trying to install this Plugin in NetBeans 8.0.1 I only get a window with the following content:
Some plugins require plugin Editor Settings Storage to be installed.

The plugin Editor Settings Storage is requested in implementation version 201408251540.

The following plugin is affected:
RTF copy/paste

The "Next >" button is disabled. Looks like this plugin requests a certain version of the Editor Settings Storage plugin that is no longer available in NetBeans 8.0.1.
Posted by rost on Nov 22, 2014

thx anyway !

man! I wish I had seen this on wednesday 25th , would've saved me 3 days of headaches looking everywhere on the web for some
'Editor Settings Storage' or 'Editor Library' plugins,
that were nowhere to be found.

works pretty great with new version, all colors of all Java netbeans configurable Categories (constructors, fields, local variables, etc. ) do get captured and carried!
the (underlined, etc.) effects that netbeans allows, get lost though (but certainly makes sense as i don't think RTF format allows underlining, or any other effects, in a different color, which is what netbeans does..)
Posted by MrP on Sep 28, 2014

Thanks for the update for 8.0.1

Works perfectly!
Posted by joecsc on Sep 26, 2014