This guide will show you how to toggle soft wrap on an individual file, or by default in PyCharm. This is really helpful when you have long lines of text that you want to read without horizontally scrolling. Alternatively, if you have long lines of text that are already soft wrapped, then this will help tidy up your code by condensing it to one long line.
Option #1: Single File
On the file that you want to soft wrap, navigate your mouse on the empty of the line numbers or side bar and right click.
On the menu the opens up click on the
Soft Wrap option.
As you can see the file is now soft wrapped!
Option #2: All Files
If you would like your file to soft wrap by default each time a certain type of file is opened we can set that up in the
Settings. To do this, on the main menu, select
On the window that pops up, select
General on the left hand menu.
Look for the section titled
Soft Wraps. Here we can enable or disable the option using the check mark. This applies to the files that are listed in the input field. As you can see I added
;*.py so that every time I open a Python file it is soft wrapped. This will not apply to currently open files, so you can either restart PyCharm or close out open files and re-open for them to be applied.
As you can see it was very easy to soft wrap in Pycharm. Why do you like or do not like using Soft Wrap? Leave a comment below to get the conversation going.
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