In word processing, a feature that causes the word processor to force all text to fit within the defined margins. When you fill one line with text, the word processor automatically jumps to the next line so that you are not required to keep track of line lengths and to press the Return key after each line. The word processor divides lines in such a way that a word is never split between two lines (unless the word processor supports hyphenation).
Word wrap also occurs if you change the margins. In this case, the word processor readjusts all the text so that it fits within the new margins.
Note that word wrap inserts a soft return at the end of each line, not a hard return. Soft returns are invisible codes that the word processor utilizes. Hard returns are real characters inserted into the document.
Some word processors allow you to turn off the word-wrap feature. This is useful for writing programs and other types of formattedtext where you want complete control over new lines.
- workgroup computing
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- workgroup productivity package
Software software packages that include e-mail, calendar programs, scheduling programs, and other utilities that promote communication between users on a local-area network.
- working directory
The directory in which you are currently working. Pathnames that do not start with the root directory are assumed by the operating system to start from the working directory.
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- world roaming
A GSM technology that allows some digital mobile phones to be used in different parts of the world.