notebook interface problem -- erratic line wrapping
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- Subject: [mg125344] notebook interface problem -- erratic line wrapping
- From: "branton.campbell" <branton.campbell at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 04:37:57 -0500 (EST)
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When a notebook window is resized (manually with the mouse), the second expression of a compound expression will wrap down to the next line as expected if the window becomes sufficiently narrow. However, if the last line of the cell contains a compound expression, its "wrap to the next line" behavior is a very strange function of window width. As the window gets narrower, the last line will wrap far too soon, unwrap again when the window is somewhat narrower, and then finally wrap again as it gets even narrower. The result is that the last compound expression almost always wraps when it shouldn't, interrupting the visual flow of the page. The problem is quite sensitive to the number of characters used in both the first and second expressions on the last line. The code below illustrates the problem. Don't execute the code, just enter it into a blank cell and vary the width of the notebook window. s1 = "OK"; s2 = "OK"; s3 = "OK"; s4 = "OK"; s5 = "jumpsaround"; This annoyance has affected almost every notebook that I use, in every new version of Mathematica since 6.0, on every platform. It would be nice to see it fixed.