In word processing, the automatic movement of a word to the next line when it is begun near the end of a line of text on which it is too long to fit; it eliminates the need for typing a carriage return at the end of each line. (Kybdy, Gr. 1)
A feature of word processing that allows a person to continue typing beyond the end of a line without pressing the return key. The computer program automatically reformats the material within the margins set by the user.
A property that is applied to multitext widgets. When characters are inserted, Panther wraps any text which is too lengthy for the current line onto to the next line. When characters are deleted from the field, Panther automatically fills the line with words from the next line in the field.
A text formatting term: Automatic adjustment of the number of words on a line of text, as they are being entered and displayed on the screen, to match the margin settings. The carriage returns that result from automatic word wrap are called "soft" carriage returns to distinguish them from the "hard" carriage returns, which result when enter is pressed to force a new line. Word wrap is usually available in the "what you see is what you get" word-processing systems which are common on microcomputers.
This is a function of word processor s and text editing application program s, which ensures that if a word does not fit within the boundaries of a particular line then the whole word is moved to the next line. This happens automatically.
1) Mailer: Compose window: Format menu: Use to cause the text that you type in the Compose window to automatically move to the next line without pressing Return. 2) Mailer: Print dialog box: Use to prevent the truncation of lines that are too long to fit on a printed page.
The ability of a word processor to move a word from the end of one line to the beginning of the next while you are typing. This means the ability to type an entire paragraph without hitting ENTER at the end of a line
in word processing, the automatic adjustment of the number of words on a line of text to match the margin settings. The carriage returns set up by this method are termed "soft", as against "hard" carriage returns resulting from the return key being pressed.
output: The automatic moving of words from one line to the next when the line gets too long for the margins. This is one of the nice features which distinguishes a computer from a typewriter. You can customize the word-wrap of a document by putting in hard and soft returns and soft hyphens.
Automatic positioning of text by a program at the beginning of the next line, if text is typed that extends beyond the right page margin. 3.9 Workplace computers in, 1.3 healthy environment at, 11.30-33 See also Ergonomics
Word wrap refers to a feature supported by most text editors that allows them to insert soft returns (or hard returns for some text editors) at the right-side margins of a document. As the full view of the text would show excessively long text strings, word wrapping confines text to the viewable window, allowing text to be edited or read from top to bottom without any left-to-right scrolling.