Word wrap text in Notepad++

Word wrapping or Line breaking is an option that lets you break a page's line as per the application window width so that you do not have to deal with horizontal scrolling to read the text for a sentence that is too big and does not have a line break.

Sometimes while dealing with programming language code or XML's or minified code you may see that there a no line breaks, here is how you can toggle between word wraps in Notepad++ text editor.

  1. Open your document in Notepad++
  2. Go to Menu -> View
  3. Select Word wrap

Note that there is an icon for word warp available (just below Run menu option), but there is no default shortcut available. You can create your own shortcut for it by following the below steps,

  1. Go to Menu -> Settings
  2. Click on Shortcut Mapper..
  3. Search for Word Wrap
  4. You would see there is not short cut available for it/
  5. Double click on the blank cell below shortcut for Word Wrap
  6. Now select a keyboard shortcut to assign for it (make sure you do not create a conflict)
  7. Click OK
  8. Now you have your own shortcut!
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