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Re: Word wrap

From: platter
Subject: Re: Word wrap
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 11:24:08 -0600

Thank you Chuck for the suggestion.  Ufortunately it had no effect;
I'm not sure why.

I have found many entries on the net with people wanting this basic
functionality from emacs, but no solutions on how to do it.  Every
"word processor" that I have ever used does this automatically, but it
seems to be completely foreign to emacs.  I am almost certain that I
am missing something.

This is what I need emacs to do, what I am (possibly incorrectly)
calling "Word Wrap":

Break lines at spaces when the lines exceed the margin amount, without
actually inserting carriage returns into the file, so that files can
be viewed in a way that pleases most normal human beings without
changing the file contents by inserting newline characters.

There has to be a simple way to do this.  Does anyone know how?



     > john --

     >   try (setq truncate-partial-width-windows t) in your .emacs
     > (or _emacs) file, or enter it at the minibuffer via either M-:
     > or M-x eval-expression.

     > -- chuck

     > address@hidden wrote:
    >>  Hello,
    >> Would someone please tell me how to do word wrap in emacs?  I
    >> know about auto-fill, but I want something that doesn't
    >> actually insert newlines, because I don't want them saved in
    >> the document.  I'm looking for the word-wrap functionality as
    >> present in most basic word processors.
    >> Thanks,
    >> John

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