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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

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According to this source available at least since Notepad++ 5.7

  1. Select “View” from menu bar.
  2. From the dropdown menu that appears click on “Word wrap” option.
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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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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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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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