Re: [NTB] Column count & text wrapping...
- On 17 Jan 09 17:15 Greg Chapman <gregchapmanuk@...> said:
> Text Wrapping on Screen: In NoteTab pro there is a setting thatI should have added, that with text editors, unless you use their
> forces text to wrap at the edge of the window. I believe that in
> other versions you need to manually force text to wrap to the
> screen. Where text wraps on screen bares no relation to where it
> might wrap on paper, which depends on the font, font size, margins
"wrap to window" function text normally only wraps after a carriage
return/new line, so paragraphs appear as a single line and you need to
use the horizontal scroll bar to read it.
Very useful response, and you're correct that I was trying to untangle
the differences between WP's & text editors. I'm using Notetab Pro
with an eye toward building some lean/tight documents that I can
easily search for words, sentences or phrases concerning the same
topic. I'm also going to learn Notetab's outlining feature.
Because I'd like to use the same editor for personal search
files/documents and future HTML work, I chose Notetab. (It wasn't an
easy decision given the vast numbers of these things.
Again, I appreciate your help.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Chapman <gregchapmanuk@...>
> Hi Steve,
> On 17 Jan 09 15:42 "pilgrimcs" <steve.pilgrim@...> said:
> > I'm new and confused about width of text on a printed page, text
> > wrapping on screen, margins and number of columns. Can someone
> > me toward something that will help me understand how these topicsweb
> > are related (or not).
> > I plan to use Notetab to produce documents - and the occasional
> > page- but, I'm also going to print documents from time to time.Any
> > help is appreciated.(e.g.
> First you need to recognise the difference between a text editor
> NoteTab) and a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word). The first justpresentation
> provides facilities to edit text, the second both edits and formats
> text. Your questions mainly relate to the formatting and
> of text on paper, so it maybe that NoteTab is not best suited toyour
> You also need to be aware that NoteTab comes in a couple of
> NoteTab Light and Standard use a slightly different programmingmargins
> control that affects the way that text wraps on screen. Let us know
> which version you are using.
> With that in mind, your the terms you mention...
> Width of text:
> Mainly a function of text formatting, so only applies to word
> processors and usually measures the width on paper between the
> (Margins: the unprinted zone around the edge of the page.)edge
> Text Wrapping on Screen:
> In NoteTab pro there is a setting that forces text to wrap at the
> of the window. I believe that in other versions you need to manuallyno
> force text to wrap to the screen. Where text wraps on screen bares
> relation to where it might wrap on paper, which depends on the font,whether
> font size, margins etc.
> Most often relevant to programmers/coders. Used to refer to the
> postion from the left edge of the window/left margin, counted in
> characters typed. As a result it only has much meaning when using a
> mono-spaced font such as "Courier New", where every character,
> a letter "i" or "w", is the same width.
- pilgrimcs wrote:
> Greg:Once you see how powerful this thing is, you'll realize that you made
> Very useful response, and you're correct that I was trying to untangle
> the differences between WP's & text editors. I'm using Notetab Pro
> with an eye toward building some lean/tight documents that I can
> easily search for words, sentences or phrases concerning the same
> topic. I'm also going to learn Notetab's outlining feature.
> Because I'd like to use the same editor for personal search
> files/documents and future HTML work, I chose Notetab. (It wasn't an
> easy decision given the vast numbers of these things.
> Again, I appreciate your help.
the right choice! This program is the bomb.
I use something called txtprint and a clip that goes with it usually
when I print from notetab. It gives me all kinds of control over my
I didn't read all of Greg's response, but I usually work with wordwrap
on for screen reading and off for any search/clip/etc. work.