[CALUG] text edit- flow wrap at set # chars

Walt Smith waltechmail at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 21 13:47:19 EST 2011


I want to do a simple text wrap at 60 chars per line
in google groups mail compose.
The google groups compose window gives a very long line
that one can type in, but after a post, I see it automatically
moves end-of line words to the next line in display.  Apparently,
it's 60 chars.  Don't know if thats a user set option
or not.  Haven't used it enough.  I like shorter lines and
don't want to type the whole dang document letting google
flow all of it.  I want to set my own width.

In any event, I'd  like to cut the entire text and paste it
into an editor and allow the editor  to flow all the text
with a preset 60 char max width ( or other width).
I've needed this  feature for other docs when pasting in
yahoo, or  transferring from a simple gedit.

Preferrably, I'd like to do it in gedit, abiword, or OO.
Or some other popular/distro supplied editor...

gedit or abiword won't seem to be able to do it.
I can't find a setting or setup in OO to do it, as I would
expect OO to do it.
How about another text editor ?  Prefer to use common guii's.
I don't mind editors like nano or pico but prefer not to
script or use long control sequences in vi.  

Walt . . . . 

(FYI: crosspost- I also put this on the google maillist for

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