In a word processing program, text wrap is the feature that determines how text flows from one line to the next. When you “wrap” text, you are simply telling the program where you want the text to wrap, or flow, to the next line. Most word processors have a default text wrap setting, but you can change it as needed.
There are several reasons why you might want to change the text wrap setting. For example, you may want to create a document with text that is justified (aligned) on both the left and right margins. To do this, you would need to select a text wrap option that justifies text.
Another reason to change the text wrap setting is to control where text appears on a page. For instance, you may want to keep all the text on one side of a page, such as when creating a newsletter. To do this, you would need to select a text wrap option that keeps text to the left or right of the page.
The purpose of text wrap is to make it easier for the user to read long lines of text. By wrapping the text, the user does not have to scroll horizontally to read the text. This is especially useful for text files that are not formatted with line breaks, such as those created by some word processors.
Text wrap is an important feature of TextEdit because it allows the user to control how text is displayed. By default, TextEdit will wrap text at the end of the line, but the user can change this behavior to wrap text at the character level or word level. This flexibility is important because it allows the user to format text in a way that is most readable. For example, if a block of text is too long to fit on one line, the user can change the text wrap setting to wrap at the word level, which will prevent the text from running off the edge of the screen.