How do you display code snippets in MS Word preserving format and syntax highlighting?

Here is the best way, for me, to add code inside word:

  1. Go to Insert tab, Text section, click Object button (it’s on the right)
  2. Choose OpenDocument Text which will open a new embedded word document
  3. Copy and paste your code from Visual Studio / Eclipse inside this embedded word page
  4. Save and close


The result looks very nice. Here are the advantages of this method:

  • The code keeps its original layout and colors
  • The code is separated from the rest of the document, as if it was a picture or a chart
  • Spelling errors won’t be highlighted in the code (this is cool !)

And it takes only few seconds.

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