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Re: PageWidth option is not measured in characters

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  • Subject: [mg70649] Re: PageWidth option is not measured in characters
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:19:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <acbec1a40610210621vfc0b15ay69acb04b01078497@mail.gmail.com>

The Help Browser says:

"explicit width in characters"

in its description, which was the reason for the previous message.

On 10/21/06, Chris Chiasson <chris at chiasson.name> wrote:
> In[1]:=
> PageWidth::usage
>
> Out[1]=
> PageWidth is an option for output streams and for cells which specifies how \
> wide each line of text should be allowed to be.
>
> In[2]:=
> DisplayForm@Cell[BoxData["here is some text"],PageWidth\[Rule]50]
>
> the output looks like
>
> here is
>  some
>  text
>
>
> meaning that, at least in the front end, the PageWidth option is not
> measured in characters
>
> --
> http://chris.chiasson.name/
>


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