Within the last days I had time to update the formatter plugin, which allows you to format java source code using the formatter engine of Eclipse JDT. In a few days it will be available as an update from within your NetBeans IDE. If you are curious and you don’t want to wait for it, then you can install it manually from  or .
The major change is that the jars for the formatter engine are now taken from Eclipse 4.5.1 Mars.1.
As you might know, the plugin already provided support for @format:off before – if it was enabled in the formatter file. But now it provides some code templates, so that it easier to use. See the documentation at 
Feel free to file issues and provide pull-requests to see your enhancement in the next release! Happy coding and a happy new year!