Word Wrap in ColdFusion Builder

Posted: April 14, 2011 in ColdFusion

I don’t know how many times I’ve had to lookup how to turn on word wrap in ColdFusion Builder. I’m guessing most people will only need to do this once, but I’m constantly messing around with new installations and alpha/beta releases. So mostly as a reference for myself, here’s how to turn on word wrap inside ColdFusion Builder:

  1. Open Window > Preferences from the toolbar
  2. Go to HTML > Editors in the left navigation
  3. Click the Advanced tab
  4. Click the checkbox for “Enable word wrap (requires editor restart)”
  5. Click the “OK” button
  6. Restart ColdFusion Builder

  1. Justin Scott says:

    I’m always somewhat amused when I see an article like this. Nor because of the author, but because of how ridiculous this is in the software. It requires a restart of the editor? Seriously? Come on Eclipse coders! Come on Adobe coders! In HomeSite this was one click of the mouse on the editor’s gutter. Developers get excited about “new” features in Builder that HomeSite and CFStudio had TEN YEARS ago. Some of the features slated for Builder 2 were also available in “ancient” editors and it’s just now catching up. Granted, it’s a different product on a different platform, but it feels like they’ve taken several steps backwards from what we used to have.

  2. Mike Henke says:

    My CFB didn’t require a restart when I selected the word wrap option.

  3. kfol says:

    Thank you for the info. As previously stated it is silly that word wrap is not a default setting or easier to find to enable like Studio & Homesite. Mine didn’t need a restart either btw.

  4. Rob says:

    absolutely ridiculous. Give me homsite anyday. Too bad it’s not compatible with windows 7

  5. Justin Scott says:

    Since my previous comment, CFBuilder has grown on me for local development tasks, though I do still use Homesite+ for remote work or smaller editing tasks since it doesn’t force you into the project mentality. Homesite will run on Windows 7 with the Windows XP Compatibility Mode extensions installed, freely available from Microsoft’s website. There are some quirks, but it will work for the most part.

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