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Re: [Orgmode] longlines, wrap, auto-fill

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] longlines, wrap, auto-fill
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:26:58 +0200

On Aug 27, 2009, at 9:58 PM, Sean Sieger wrote:

I recently switched to Org-Mode---haven't used it in three years as I
had wanted to get back to the simplicity of Outline Mode. Now I think I
know how to keep it simple in Org-Mode

Anyway, something that bugs me is that when I hit <SPC> or <RET>,
auto-fill is effected but I'm left out in columns in the middle of the
text as opposed to column 0 at the left edge of my emacs window.  Is
this a longlines versus wrap thing---pardon my ignorance on this, I did however look through the Org manual---and I need to put something in my

Hi Sean,

the reason why this happens is that Org uses

   (setq truncate-lines t)

in order to keep tables and source code in the buffer
in a shape nice to look at.  If you type a long word near the
right boundary of the window, Emacs in this case needs to scroll
to keep visible what you type, and unfortunately it does not scroll
back when the word wrapping happens.

Here is how you can deasl with this (different options)

1. Use a wider Emacs window or a smaller value for fill-column.
   Then the word you are typing will generally fit into the window
   without scrolling.


2. Use

   (setq org-startup-truncated nil)

   It is the useful to make yourself a function key to toggle
   the truncate-lines setting, so that you can turn it on when
   working in tables.


- Carsten

The use of Org- instead of Outline-Mode is costing me an extra C-a,

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