While in org-mode I've tried calling fill-paragraph directly. I've tried using auto-fill-mode and refill-mode. I've tried org-fill-paragraph. The fill-column is set appropriately. None of them make the fill happen; absolutely no changes occur.

Does anyone know if this is a known bug or is otherwise a problem? Even better, do you know of a solution?

  • In what context is it not filling, and could you provide some example text that is not filling? Also: do you still have the problem if you start emacs without your init file (emacs -Q)?
    – Dan
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 15:16
  • @Dan Thank you for the emacs -Q suggestion. That made it clear (removed distractions). I was expecting headers to wrap and apparently they just don't. Non-header paragraphs are wrapping just fine.
    – Drew Mills
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 15:39
  • Great. If you've figured out the problem, please write up a short answer, post it, and then accept it (once the system allows you to do so).
    – Dan
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 15:44

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Operator Error: After getting a suggestion from @Dan ( emacs -Q ), I tried org-mode again. With distractions out of the way it became clear that headers and paragraphs are treated differently. I was expecting a header to wrap, but they don't. Paragraphs are wrapping just fine with no fixes required.

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    😭 but I want headlines to also wrap
    – Zapko
    Commented Mar 26, 2019 at 19:16

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