When a line is too long to fit in the view, horizontal scroll bars appear at the bottom of the view, allowing you to scroll through the entire line. The horizontal scroll bars will appear when at least one line of the file being viewed is wider than the width of the view.
Sometimes scrolling through lines is not very convenient, particularly if a file contains many really long lines. In this case, lines can be wrapped. Lines may be wrapped in several ways:
Wrap to Screen
The lines are wrapped so that all text fits inside the file view. In this case, the horizontal scroll bars disappear. Screen wrapping may be toggled by selecting the Wrap to Screen command from the View menu, pressing the Wrap to Screen button on the toolbar, or by pressing Alt-W. Wrapping text to the screen may be permanently enabled by setting the Wrap lines to screen option in the Preferences Dialog box.
Wrap to Length
In this case, the lines are wrapped whenever they reach the wrap length. Wrapping may be toggled by selecting the Wrap to Length command from the View menu, pressing the Wrap to Length button on the toolbar, or by pressing Alt-L.
The wrap length may be quickly changed by selecting the Set Wrap Length command from the View menu, or by pressing Ctrl-W. You may enter a new wrap length, or select a previously used length from the list.
Wrap on Word Boundary
Normally, lines will be wrapped at the exact position where they exceed the width of the view (if wrapping to screen), or the wrap length - even if it happens to be in the middle of a word. To ensure that lines are not split mid-word, select the Wrap on Word Boundary option from the Preferences Dialog box.
Flat text mode allows you to display the text file as fixed length records by specifying a record length (or wrap length).
Using the "Wrap Here" command, you can easily change the wrap length without actually entering a number.
All you do is right click on the position where you want the first record to end (or wrap) and then select "Wrap Here" from the Wrap menu.
The Wrap Lines to screen option in the Preferences Dialog box, does not apply to printing. There is a separate option in the Print Dialog box which enables line wrapping when printing. However, the Wrap on Word Boundary option applies to both printing and display.