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I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well.

Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in one row, which is extremely inconvenient.

How can I get N++ to to split lines? I believe that the option is called "split lines" in Gedit.

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up vote 24 down vote accepted

Go to View -> Word Wrap. Make sure that is checked.

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Aha! I was looking for that in Preferences... Thank you, your answer will be accepted in 10 minutes. – jcora Mar 24 '12 at 17:19
thanks, helped me out as well :) – tim Nov 21 '13 at 13:11

If you do want hard breaks in lines of text, you can use this regexp find & replace all:

Find:      (?<=.{80})\s
Replace:   $0\n

Will look for a space after 80 characters and replace the whole match with itself and a new line (replace with $0\r\n for a Dos\Windows file)

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