#145 word wrap indentation


It would be nice if, when word wrapping, the word
wrapped text would have the same indentation as the
line in which it lies, so that it does not start at the
beginning of the line, but at the column where the first
non spacer of the line is found.

I hope I've been able to explain myself :)


  • Tino Weinkauf

    Tino Weinkauf - 2005-04-10
    • priority: 5 --> 7
  • Zitoun

    Zitoun - 2005-04-11

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    I agree with this. Besides, I have a wish about word
    wrapping : I think it should be a good feature to have an
    "auto-fill mode" like the one that can be found in Emacs.

    From now, if you have a long paragraph, it is cut
    dynamically at the end of the window. But one can wish to
    see ths fronteer be fixed at 75 characters for example.

    To be more precise, the way to see that is to have the
    auto-fill mode while typing, and also a "fill paragraph"
    shortcut to use this function when you modify a pargaraph.

    One last thing : unlike the actuall dynamic fill mode, I'd
    like to see the functionality I described here CUT the line.
    I mean, if you have a line that has more than X character,
    you start another line.

    At last, the reason for this need is that I find a text more
    readable when paragraphs have a length of about 75
    characters, which I may obtain from now by adjusting the
    legth of my window... And this is not THAT practical.

    Thx for this really nice tool !!!

  • rockstar1707

    rockstar1707 - 2005-11-25

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    I agree with both proposals. Specially that one about
    setting up limits for word wraping is really good.

    It's kind of commonly accepted that the text is the most
    readable when it has around 70 characters on a line. I think
    what WinEDT has that by default on 67 characters.

  • Commodore64

    Commodore64 - 2005-12-30

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    I 100% agree with the proposal. Indented wrapping (but
    whithout cutting lines with a forced CR) is a MAJOR need for
    me, because I use indentation everywhere to keep track of
    the environment where text lies. For example, I use to
    indent text inside theorem, (multilevel) itemize etc.

    WinEdt cuts lines inserting forced CRs, but I hate this! The
    only programs I know that provide indented wrapping are Kile
    (based on the KDE editor component) and TextPad.

    Thank you!

  • andzett

    andzett - 2010-02-25

    The only thing that keeps me from using TC is exactly this "word-wrap-indentation-bug". I call it a bug because it makes the soft word-wrapping option a joke. I could manually insert line-breaks, but when I make some big changes in the text, I often have to merge and split following lines manually. This is not very convenient.

    If you could include similar wrap/indent functionality as in e.g. Kile (nice prog. but difficult outside linux), then TC would (in my eyes) be the best LaTeX IDE for a non-linux user.

    Thanks anyway, for your good job!

  • Tino Weinkauf

    Tino Weinkauf - 2010-06-13


  • Tino Weinkauf

    Tino Weinkauf - 2010-06-13
    • status: open --> closed-accepted


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