Text-frame word wrap

• Feb 14, 2020 - 13:04
Reported version
3.4
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

There should be a command, perhaps in the text toolbar, that word-wrap-fills text in an open text or horizontal frame. This is not the same as justify (see #292362: Justify text feature ). This would not be a mode or frame attribute, but a one-shot command. The effect would be to insert "soft" line breaks before, and only before, words that overflow the right margin, and preserve "hard" (user-entered "Return") line breaks. As in all such implementations, words longer than the width of the box would stay unaltered.

Manual text-filling of text in text frames, required now when frames are resized, is difficult and extremely time-consuming. How to define this usefully for text-boxes, which expand to fit what you type, is an issue.


Comments

It could (and maybe even should) also be automatically, like for example for text frames, which already change their height automatically to fit the text, but do require manual word-wrap