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By default in the Notebook interface the text wraps.

Is it possible to prevent this wrapping?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

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You can also set option PageWidth -> Infinity for the Cell or Notebook, e.g.:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], PageWidth -> Infinity]
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To complement your answer: code cells don't wrap by default. Maybe that's what the OP wants. Enter code cells using Alt-8. – Szabolcs Mar 14 '12 at 20:15
Thanks - I was searching for it in Preferences -> Editor – my account_ram Mar 14 '12 at 20:17
@Mr.Wizard Is it possible to set PageWidth -> Infinity as the default value for all Notebooks? I thought SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PageWidth -> Infinity] should do this but it does not work. – Alexey Popkov Mar 16 '12 at 2:59
@Alexey ah, I see tkott answered that below. – Mr.Wizard Jul 23 '12 at 2:38

There's also a way to do it programmatically with LineBreakWithin

SetOptions[$FrontEnd, LineBreakWithin -> False]

Recover the original with:

SetOptions[$FrontEnd, LineBreakWithin -> Automatic]


This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Mathematica system, and is subject to change.

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