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2015-10-22 01:53:38 -0600 commented question Change width of rich text cells in notebook

@slelievre: I'm using the notebook on my local computer (.sws)

@nbruin: I disagree. Plenty of websites have a fixed-width layout with lots of whitespace on both sides for good reason: It improves readability considerably. This very website is a good example actually. It would be nice if we could somehow use the new whitespace, but it's not mandatory. Adjusting the window width is not an option if I am using the notebook as one of many tabs in my browser window. I have been using it in a separate window to fix the issue, but it's not an ideal solution.

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2015-10-22 01:48:44 -0600 commented answer Change width of rich text cells in notebook

That might be a workaround, if a bit tedious. Thanks!

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2015-10-21 03:46:45 -0600 asked a question Change width of rich text cells in notebook

With the default settings, cells in the notebook take the whole width of the window. This is annoying for rich text cells with long paragraphs, as they get very hard to read. Also if you are using LaTeX math mode, the equations will be centered on the window, which looks bad if you only have rather short lines of text surrounding them.

I would like to know if there is a way to restrict the width of the rich text cells, such that lines of text get broken earlier and readability is improved. The settings contain an option for number of word wrap columns, but it seems to have no effect whatsoever on my worksheets.