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In Notepad++ or similar editors, one can get syntax highlighting for multiple file formats/languages. I'd like to have something usable on Windows that would let me do this with pgn files (see header tags, and annotations in different colors from main line moves).

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There is an extension for Vim (a great editor) that provides syntax highlighting for PGN. You can download Vim here. You can find the extension here.

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    I have used this before and it works pretty well. The only issue I see is if you are not used to Vim, it may take a bit. – xaisoft Jan 25 '13 at 19:08
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    There is a nice tutorial on Vim here that is worth reading. – Seth Jan 25 '13 at 19:19
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    Thanks! Yes, Vim was not my first pick. But it works. However it does not highlight textual annotations. Only move numbers and game header tags. – Joe Jan 25 '13 at 19:37
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Notepad ++ with option Language->Pascal highlights headers, move numbers, actual moves and comments with different colors. Works exactly as I would expect.

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