Some tips when using tidy with NPP/Notepad++ v3.4
The tidy.dll found in http://tidy.sourceforge.net/#binaries does not work with NPP and give an error message.
However, I found a version that works it can be downloaded from here:
You need to rename from tidy.dll to libtidy.dll anf put it into the plugin directory Notepad++\plugins\NPPTextFX
You might also want ot create a default HTMLTIDY.CFG
// sample config file for HTML tidy
new-inline-tags: cfif, cfelse, math, mroot,
mrow, mi, mn, mo, msqrt, mfrac, msubsup, munderover,
munder, mover, mmultiscripts, msup, msub, mtext,
mprescripts, mtable, mtr, mtd, mth
new-blocklevel-tags: cfoutput, cfquery
The tidy executable is not included in the Notepad++ download to keep the size smaller. There is a commonly available libTidy.DLL that works but is a few years old. The NPPTextFX plugin sources include projects to build HTML Tidy from Sourceforge sources.
libTidy.DLL and the necessary files to produce a full featured menu are in the downloads on the NPPTextFX download page.
i 've tried to download the tidy dll from the given site for a few times... but i always get a timeout error... could you fix that or provide an alternate link..
thanx a lot,
The computer at that site went down and I had no way to get it back up nor did I want to move the domain name. I have made a domain for textfx that I can move any time necessary. You can get the files at
Just making a .CFG file will work Tidy with a single configuration. The files at the above site will produce a menu of many different tidy configurations that you can add your own variants to.
I have tried several locations to download libTidy.DLL. Can someone please post a URL for downloading this file?