[OS X Emacs] Re: How does one get word-wrap to work consistently across platforms?

David Reitter david.reitter at gmail.com
Sat May 2 14:57:11 EDT 2009

Bill Raynor on the org-mode mailing list:
> have an on-going problem with getting soft-word wrap to work within  
> org-mode. I am using both Aquamacs (org v6.24a) on a macbook and GNU  
> Emacs (org 6.21b) on an XP book (work). In Aquamacs, I  
> have soft-word wrap set to on in options and (setq org-startup- 
> truncated nil) in my configuration file. The soft fill works  
> inconsistently, and org does not obey the option-q command which is  
> bound to fill-paragraph-or-region. When I use that key combo in GNU  
> Emacs, it does a nice file. In Aquamacs it (usually) replies 'fill- 
> prefix cancelled'. When I run the M-x fill-paragraph it does the  
> wrapping with no indenting. What am I doing incorrectly in the  
> Aquamacs setup? I would like the system to automatically set the  
> fill-column to, say, 80, and to do soft wraps.

Try M-Q instead of M-q in Aquamacs.  The semantics change when you  
switch to soft-wrapping, because usually one doesn't want to hard-wrap  
when soft-wrapping is on.

If I misunderstood you, try writing to the Emacs-on-OSX mailing list,  
where we support Aquamacs (and Emacs) users.  (I don't think it's an  
org-mode problem, unless M-q is supposed to be remapped there.  Find  
out with C-h k M-q  (in Emacs 23 and Aquamacs).

- David

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