IDLE won't wrap lines of text

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Feb 20 18:54:36 EST 2011

On 2/19/2011 6:56 PM, Richard D. Moores wrote:
> Vista
> Python 3.1.3
> I can't figure out how to get IDLE to wrap text pasted in from, say, a
> newspaper article. Usually, a each paragraph will appear as one long
> unwrapped line, with no way to read the whole line, because no
> horizontal bar is created. I haven't found anything about this in
> either the options or the help.

The IDLE editor was designed for writing Python code, not general text. 
It is expected that you will limit line lengths to what can be seen on 
your screen.

Terry Jan Reedy

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