Does Mac OS X's TextEdit not have a no wordwrap option?

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  1. Ant

    Ant Guest


    Is it me or does Mac OS X (e.g., 10.7.5)'s TextEdit not have an option
    to not to wordwrap?

    Thank you in advance. :)
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  2. It seems to only have two options: wrap to window, and wrap to page. I
    don't know why one of those two wouldn't be acceptable for a text
    document. If you need something for editing a program, the Xcode editor
    doesn't wrap. vi is also installed with Xcode, as is ed, sed, nano,
    emacs, and probably a few others. (10.4.11)
    Mark Storkamp, Jan 3, 2014
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    Davoud Guest

    Hard to say whether or not you have a no-word-wrap option. TextEdit
    does not have such an option. That's a feature usually associated with
    word processors.
    Davoud, Jan 3, 2014
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    Tim Streater Guest

    Or you can use TextWrangler which will wrap however you like.
    Tim Streater, Jan 3, 2014
  5. Ant

    Savageduck Guest

    TextEdit has a "Wrap to Page" or "Wrap to Window" feature that it
    toggles between depending on need.
    If the text is Wrapped, then returning to the menu you should find:
    Format-> Wrap to Window.
    Savageduck, Jan 4, 2014
  6. BBEdit (and TextWrangler, it's free cousin) have a "Wrap to Length"
    feature. It allows text in a window or selected block of text to be
    wrapped to a specified character length, say 72 characters.

    But there's no feature that will do it for you automatically as you type.
    Michael Vilain, Jan 4, 2014
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