Notepad++ Tips

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Notepad++ (also called Notepad Plus Plus) is a free editor which can be downloaded from [].

It has some functionality that makes it preferable as an editor for creating TUFLOW control files.

This functionality includes:

  • Colour coding of TUFLOW FV files (syntax highlighting)
  • Ability to start a TUFLOW simulation using the currently open files as the .fvc input.
  • Ability to highlight a filename and open the file directly. For example from a boundary condition .csv file can be opened directly from the .fvc file (without needing to locate the file in an explorer style menu.


Useful Plugins

The following plugins can be useful when using Notepad++ (not just for TUFLOW modelling)! Please feel free to add any suggestions either via the discussion page, or via email to