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I would like to have my lines in plain text in Notepad++ wrapped (soft wrapping for display, not insertion of line ends) after a reasonable amount of symbols (like 65 or 80). Is it possible?

The only option I came across is wrapping at window width, which gives ridiculous results provided one uses high resolution, non-gigantic fonts and maximized windows.

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Click View menu --> toggle Word wrap. – Eric Leschinski Nov 26 '14 at 15:40
He's looking for a way to wrap to a certain number of characters, not just at window width. View -> Word Wrap only wraps to window width. – keyofnight Aug 3 '15 at 18:47

According to this source you can somewhat mimic such behavior at least since Notepad++ 5.7

  1. Select “View” from menu bar.
  2. From the dropdown menu that appears click on “Word wrap” option.
  3. either open another editor in other view and move the divider (or alternatively resize editor window) until text wraps at the desired number of characters
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That doesn't wrap text to a custom number of characters... – Jerry Apr 18 '14 at 13:01
@Jerry That's right, to mimic such behavior you have to open another editor in other view and move the divider until wrapping is to your liking. – Jörg Apr 22 '14 at 9:21

Also you can split long lines with this menu command: TextFX -> TextFX Edit -> ReWrap Text to (Clipboard or 72) width

It works in my Notepad++ v6.6.9 and you have to select the lines you want to split.

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No, it is not possible is current versions of Notepad++. There is a feature request for it, but it has not been implemented yet.

As close as you can get (which isn't very):

  1. Create a vertical line at a specified number of columns Preferences -> Editing -> Vertical Split but N++ will not wrap to it.
  2. A very gimmicky option is to split the display using View -> Clone but obviously does not really solve the issue.
  3. Hard coding is possible with TextFX plugins, or using Ctrl + I shortcuts

For more details you can see the N++ wiki on manging line lengths.

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There is a solution/workaround for this; Sourceforge Notepad++ Forum - Enable/disable word wrap by language? Involving the use of NPPExec and a python script, adjusting a given language's word wrap property. Not ideal but it may work for you.

There is also a feature request on IdeaTorrent for this problem.

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