I use the artist-mode more than i can count, and mostly use the rectangle form, especially when writing (my own mindmap/concept map workflow that i come to like) but i always have to fix the part myself when writing inside of it.

Any ways to make the rectangle in artist-mode auto resize or prevent them from breaking when writing inside of it? (as if it was it's own buffer/windows, so text don't go over the limits of the rectangle, without the form breaking)

  • I know isn't a general solution (I barely touched artist-mode), but what about writing first and then warp region between point and mark in a rectangle using C-c C-r?
    – Muihlinn
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 6:12
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    Yeah, i did try this among other trick i found, but what i want is a bit more, shall we say "seamless", mostly because i was used a lot to the workflow of vim + this gem and couldn't find anything else beside artist-mode. It basically auto resize (and prevent the form to break), and i'm sure it is possible in elisp, though i don't know myself how :) @Muihlinn Commented May 12, 2020 at 6:19
  • This is similar to this question.
    – awllower
    Commented May 12, 2020 at 17:07
  • Yes, and while i tried what was showed on the answer on the aforementioned post, they didn't work: mainly, once you quit untabify mode, or go back to plain artist-mode it then break the form at some point... @awllower So while this is a similar post, the intent is different as my question is clearly stating "auto resize" but the other post, while it does show similarities, the question isn't as explicit. Commented May 12, 2020 at 19:27


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