IDLE won't wrap lines of text

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at
Mon Feb 21 02:41:12 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 16:31, Rhodri James <rhodri at> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:56:45 -0000, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores at>
> 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.
> I hate to ask, but why are you doing this?  IDLE isn't a general-purpose
> editor, it's a programming editor specifically for Python, and as such it's
> entirely appropriate for it to discourage overly long lines.

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Dick Moores

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