I asked almost the same question a while back. With help, I ended up with
the following ...
" setting options for text files
set wrap " wrap lines to avoid line breaks
set linebreak " better end of line breaking for words (no <EOL> is
set tw=0 " ensure no line breaks
" map keys for easy movement through blocks of wrapped text
map j gj
map k gk
If you are using vim6.0, however, the j --> gj mapping is a bit inconvenient
when you are trying to move over a fold. Don't have an answer for that one
From: Dale Morris [mailto:dlm@...
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 5:22 PM
Subject: Newbie format question
How is the best way to use vim to create text, then use
abiword (or some other wysiwyg editor) to format the text?
I'm in the process of learning latex, but until I do, it's
quicker and easier to open my document in abiword and print
it from there.
But when I do that, I run into a couple of snags. If I have
text wrap set to 78, then I have to go through, line by line
and reformat the line breaks. Tedious..
If I set the tw=0 for the document, I lose the ability to
edit line by line which seems to be the way Vim is designed.
I'm probably missing something really obvious here, but
would sure appreciate a solution.