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icon5.gif  Can't get "ahtik" word-wrap plugin to work [message #937910] Tue, 09 October 2012 11:19 Go to next message
Adam Bohn is currently offline Adam BohnFriend
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Registered: October 2012
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I see there is no shortage of grumbling about word wrap in Eclipse in general! So I will be specific.

I have installed the word-wrap plugin from (yesteday, so the latest version), and I see the word-wrap option appearing in the context menu when I right-click. However, when I select it, the text seem to wrap momentarily, before immediately going to back to being unwrapped.

The same thing happens when I do Ctrl + Alt + w (obviously), and it happens no matter whether I change the settings to hard or soft wrap, or which combination of the word-wrap buttons I have toggled press (why are there two of these by the way??).

Any help much appreciated...this is really ruining my enjoyment of a wonderful editor!

PS - I'm using Version 4.2.0 of Eclipse on a Windows 7 PC. At present I only use it for Texclipse.
Re: Can't get "ahtik" word-wrap plugin to work [message #938036 is a reply to message #937910] Tue, 09 October 2012 13:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Your best chance at getting help would probably be to ask at since the plugin you are using is provided by them.
Re: Can't get "ahtik" word-wrap plugin to work [message #940416 is a reply to message #938036] Thu, 11 October 2012 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Adam Bohn is currently offline Adam BohnFriend
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Registered: October 2012
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Thanks! I did just that, and he kindly gave me a fix the very next day. (I am reposting here what I wrote in the topic I just started, in case someone has the same problem and stumbles across this in a google search):

The way to fix it as follows:

Look up the texlipse plugin location. This will probably be in the Eclipse folder, and the address will probably end: ...\eclipse\plugins\net.sourceforge.texlipse_1.5.0.

Backup the plugin.xml file there just in case, and then edit the original by deleting the following chunks of code:

-Firstly, the "action" (starting at line 843):


label="W&rap text"
tooltip="Use word wrap"

-Secondly, the "command" (starting at line 972):


name="Wrap text"

(When you have done this, the file should be 1257 lines long, instead of 1271. I have also attached the edited plugin.xml file to this post if you want to use it).

Finally, Ahti says: "Start eclipse with -clean command line argument to force reloading of plugin.xml." (Personally I had no idea how to do this, so I just removed and reinstalled his plugin, then exited Eclipse, and edited the code before I restarted it).

The function should work fine now. Hope this helps someone. And thanks again Ahti!
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Re: Can't get "ahtik" word-wrap plugin to work [message #1007564 is a reply to message #940416] Wed, 06 February 2013 13:52 Go to previous message
Florian Weßling is currently offline Florian WeßlingFriend
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Registered: February 2013
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Hi Smile

I just wanted to tell you that I wrote a fix for the problem with the current Eclipse Juno release regarding word wrapping and the line numbering.

As a response to bug #35779 ( I rewrote Ahtis plug-in to make it work with the latest Eclipse version and fixed the line number column Smile Please take a look at my project website for this plug-in and the fix:

I hope my work will help someone because it is really useful in combination with the TeXlipse plug-in I use. I appreciate any feedback. Smile

Kind regards
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