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Re: Hanging indent in Print[] output?

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  • Subject: [mg111947] Re: Hanging indent in Print[] output?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2010 04:17:15 -0400 (EDT)

I believe that's the normal behavior: What you see printed, with hanging 
indents, is essentially the same thing you see if you directly enter the 
long string with the original Print expression.

That's why, for example, when you write a func::usage message for a 
function of your own, if you want to avoid the hanging indent you need 
to insert explicitly new-line characters.

On 8/20/2010 7:06 AM, AES wrote:
> After some months away from Mathematica, I'm finding
> that when I execute a
>        Print["Long string"]
> statement, with a string that's in fact several lines long,
> the output prints (on screen, in the Output cell) with a
> hanging indent such that all lines after the first are
> indented by about two character widths (or is this
> a "hanging outdent on the first line?).
> Don't remember this happening before.  What might
> be the cause, or what option do I need to fiddle with,
> and where?

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