Questions tagged [fill-paragraph]

a command which wraps the words or redistributes the newlines within a paragraph as defined by the current major-mode

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how to set a fill suffix?

I want to fill (wrap) long lines at n characters, ensuring that each new line ends with "///". (That is the "continuation character" for long lines in Stata code. So that something like this This is ...
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Auto fill of # style comments in Emacs python-mode not working

My expectation is that, like for comments in other language modes besides python, I could write a long comment, say 150 chars, and it would automatically fill, i.e., newline and indent with comment ...
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Want to Alt-Q on a long piece of text - but it has no spaces so it doesn't work

When you press Meta-Q to wrap a long blob of text, it doesn't work, probably because my text has no spaces. my text is the result of a curl, json with no spaces. so how do I tell emacs to add ...
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how to get line wrap to had return at puncuation

I've see a few similar questions: Editing files with one-sentence-per-line https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41637313/how-to-make-a-function-that-straights-out-each-sentence-in-a-paragraph-to-...
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Copy region from emacs without newlines

I would like to be able to easily select a region of text from Emacs and then paste it into another app or browser - with all the extra fill-paragraph newlines removed so that the paragraph display in ...
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Why does Emacs fill-paragraph corrupt this paragraph layout?

To reproduce what appears to be a bug that I'm encountering, create a new buffer with Emacs 26.1 (Fundamental mode is fine), and paste the following text in: Without message passing to worry about, ...
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About `fill-paragraph` in `markdown-mode`

I have a buffer on markdown-mode with the following contents. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 - a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ...
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org-fill-paragraph in a list with checkboxes doesn't take into account the checkboxes

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the behavior of org-fill-paragraph for a list with checkboxes. I would like the indentation to take into account the checkbox, but here is what I see: - This ...
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fill-paragraph marks file as changed, even if it didn't do anything

Whenever I call fill-paragraph, the buffer is always marked as modified, even if the command had no effect (i.e. if the paragraph was already filled). It also creates an empty undoable action (easily ...
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is there a fill paragraph with bullets combo command for emacs

With emacs how can I easily go from this: to this (has nice indentation and fill-paragraph):
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Unfill `mu4e` message before sending

I would like to unfill all paragraphs before sending a message with mu4e. This is because format=flowed is not respected by all platforms (particularly Gmail). I figure that message-send-hook is the ...
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How to convert paragraph into the line?

I've need a function which convert a paragraph into the line, sort each space separated set of characters and fill it back to paragraph. In: Supposedly there are over one million words in the ...
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What is this M-q behaviour in Emacs 26.1 message mode

Since updating to Emacs 26.1. message mode was changed so that M-q does something unexpected. I have fill-column and message-fill-column both set to 72 and pressing M-q on this text: turns it into ...
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Format help buffers to specific width

I'm helping a visually impaired user make viewing documentation in Emacs easier. He sets his font size such that he has about 40 columns of text in a full-screen frame with no splits (and he has ...
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How to add additional comment syntax to a mode?

In general, given a major mode with a defined comment syntax, what do I have to define or change to add a new comment syntax? By "adding", I mean setting some new characters so that they work with ...
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How to justify all paragraphs of the currect buffer?

I would like to fill justify all paragraphs in the current buffer if no region is selected. I wrote the the following function which performs this job. Is there a better way to write this function? ...
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indent items in auctex

What I would like to achieve is a deeper indentation of lines in items in Auctex. \begin{itemize} \item This is what I would like to achieve. The beginning of the second line aligns with ...
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org-fill-paragraph leaves a comma at end of C style comment

In a src block when there is a C style comment /* ... */ doing an org-fill-paragraph would always put a comma just before the last star, like this: /* Some comment ,*/ Is there a way to stop it from ...
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How to make fill-paragraph respect smileys at end of sentences?

I'm a big fan of fill-paragraph, and also sentence-end-double-space being set to t so that I can easily navigate and edit via backward-sentence, forward-sentence, kill-sentence, transpose-sentences ...
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paragraph reflow and advance to next para?

Excuse tyro question (google hasn't helped), but the default behaviour of paragraph reflow (M-q) not advancing to the next para doesn't suit me, particularly when reflowing a large section of text, ...
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fill-paragraph in programming

Is it possible, or does some function exists, to get the equivalent of the alt-q command, but in programming? Suppose I've just written this in python: group_parser.add_argument('-n',nargs=1, ...
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Org-mode paragraph-start not respected

I want to configure it so that bulleted lists in org mode are there own paragraphs - for example, in a org file, i have: . foo bar baz . baz bar bla When I do fill-paragraph, this results in: . foo ...
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fill-paragraph (`M-q`) for s-expressions?

With M-q (aka fill-paragraph), it is possible to format a single line of text nicely. Is there a command or function which does a similar thing for lisps s-expressions? It should break one-liner ...
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Incorrect filling of Python docstrings in pep257 mode

I have python-fill-docstring-style set to pep-257 (default) and I'm trying to fill docstring paragraphs. However, python mode does not count """ towards the number of characters, nor does it consider ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from breaking LaTeX displayed equations in Org Mode

In Org Mode fill-paragraph brakes the following paragraph (containing LaTeX displayed equation) * Some headline Text text text \[ e=mc^2 \] text text text. into * Some headline ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from wrapping past horizontal rules

Say I have the following document: Sir Bedevere ------------ Well, now, uh, Lancelot, Galahad, and I, wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French by surprise - not only ...
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auto-fill-mode fails in comment with empty second line

Consider the following comments: ;; This is the first line of a comment. ;; ;; This is the second line, which begins a paragraph. If I have ;;auto-fill-mode enabled, I lose the leading space! ;; ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from breaking Org Mode inline source block

The fill-paragraph function isn't aware of the inline Org Mode source block syntax and is able to destroy it. For instance the following paragraph Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur src_emacs-...
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How can I stop org-mode treating a number followed by a full stop as a bullet point?

I'm using org-mode to write some documentation. After changing some wording, fill-paragraph has arranged things so there's a number followed by a full stop at the start of a line. Like this: Blah ...
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pasting from websites results in 1 long line..anyway to keep the paragraph format?

when copy and pasting from any web site a paragraph and pasting into emacs with S-insert, the paragraph is always a very long line. is there anyway to keep the paragraph structure?
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Disabling hanging indentations with fill-paragraph

I want to be able to fill a whole paragraph with fill-paragraph, first line included, between the left-margin and fill-column values (adaptive-fill-mode is disabled). I am able to do this, but I ...
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How to have fill-paragraph/fill-region break the line after a period?

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to properly fill a section of text when the last word of a suitable line ends with a period. Emacs seems to think that words separated by a period (and space) are ...
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Emacs auto fill on period

How can I tweak Emacs auto-fill to fill when a period is inserted? For example, with a (setq fill-column 10) the following will auto-fill when I press the space after "fill". ;; good fill ;; good ;;...
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Retooling fill-paragraph to append trailing spaces

I'm using emacs as an external editor for mutt, and am hoping to get format=flowed messages to compose properly. The default behavior for fill-paragraph is to end lines without any whitespace, but the ...
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How can I use par as my paragraph formatter

I'm coming from vim, which has a gq operator that acts much like emacs' fill-paragraph function (M-q). There's a 'formatprg' setting that allows you to point gq at an external program for its ...
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fill-paragraph chokes on semicolons

I use mutt for email (outside of emacs) and set my EDITOR to an emacsclient invocation. Thus, mutt spawns emacsclient in the same terminal when I want to compose an E-mail, then catches the output ...
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Fill is not working in org-mode?

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 ...
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What module handles word+period within paragraph fill?

I'm experienced with elisp, and I'm using emacs 24.5. I want to modify how fill-paragraph works for a special application, and I'm trying to figure out which elisp code handles the case where a short ...
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Run fill-paragraph for content on org-mode export

How can you run fill-paragraph on an exported document? fill-paragraph/auto-fill-mode distribute and insert newlines which help when reading a document in an editor that doesn't necessarily wrap long ...
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How realign existing contents of buffer on column-width?

I added the following settings to my dot-Emacs: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook (lambda() (set-fill-column 80))) When I'm typing sentences in an ...
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Why does filling in AUCTeX behave so badly?

I'm using AUCTeX to edit LaTeX files. The behavior of the fill command M-q (also C-c C-q C-p, LaTeX-fill-paragraph) is very erratic. For example, if I have the following text: test $1 + 1 = 2$ test $...
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Make fill-paragraph in *raw* python docstring leave the triple-quotes on separate line

This is almost the same question as this one, but not quite. I happen to like the docstring style def f(): """ docstring another line """ so in emacs I have python-fill-docstring-...
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How to make fill-region/paragraph identify a paragraph prefix?

Let's say I have the following buffer. 1. lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum Hitting M-q here while in text-mode leads to the ...
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How to get fill-paragraph in a scala multi-line comment to wrap?

Emacs is my weapon of choice for documenting code, not least because of its great support for formatting comments. However, there is one thing that is slowing me down in scala-mode2. When I have a ...
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Editing files with one-sentence-per-line

A bit of background. I’m trying to version-control my latex documents, and the effectiveness of this initiative would be greatly improved if I adopt a one-sentence-per-line approach. For instance, ...
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Make fill-paragraph in python-mode work on paragraph, not whole string

If I have the following file: #!/usr/bin/env python3 ''' bla.py Does this and that_ ''' ..and call fill-paragraph with the cusor at _, then it acts on the entire docstring: #!/usr/bin/env python3 '...
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Org-mode: Automatic fill-paragraph for TODO Closing Note?

In Emacs org-mode, I like to use TODO items. I switched on the automatic closing note, when an entry is marked DONE. A small annoyance is that the fill behavior of the closing note usually changes ...
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Prevent fill-paragraph from breaking LaTeX citations in Org Mode

Stumbled upon the following problem. Whenever fill-paragraph finds a LaTeX citation such as \citep[][p. 10]{darwin1859} (which appears as (Darwin, 1859, p. 10)), the paragraph gets broken like this: ...
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How can I easily word wrap long text files that include programming code

In emacs, the command "escape-q" word wraps a paragraph. However a lot of text I copy from the internet has paragraphs that each consist of several sentences, but are not separated by blank lines. ...
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How can I split paragraph into one-line-per-sentence but still keep it wrapped visually?

This is similar to Editing files with one-sentence-per-line (in function as well as motive), but I wish to have a full, flowing paragraph rather than visual breaks at every sentence. I would like to ...