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Bug 159847 - Reflow paragraph functionality
Summary: Reflow paragraph functionality
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formatting & Indentation (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-07 13:04 UTC by laisvunas
Modified: 2016-07-10 14:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description laisvunas 2009-03-07 13:04:54 UTC
Komodo Edit from has a nice feature called "Reflow paragraph". PSPad editor from also
has it, but it is called "Block format > Reformat". It works as follows:

1) you can set in Preferences how many characters will span vertical line which indicates a column marker (eg. 80

2) then you can select a section of code, click "Reflow paragraph" and that section will be reflowed so that it fits
within vertical line.

This feature is really handy when you edit html: there are quite often cases when you should deal with chunks of text
which are not divided into lines and are hardly manageable without dividing them into lines. Dividing larger chunks of
text into lines manually is tedious and Reflow paragraph functionality is a great help in such situations.
Comment 1 Jiri Prox 2009-03-07 19:49:19 UTC
this is rather an enhancement than a defect
but thanks for nice idea anyway
Comment 2 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:26:45 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 3 kAlvaro 2016-07-10 14:29:50 UTC
If I'm not wrong, this feature request is not implemented yet in latest developement build available today (netbeans-trunk-nightly-201607100002-php-windows-x64.exe).