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Line-wrap a string

version (2.16 KB) by Steve Eddins
Break a string into multiple lines


Updated 01 Sep 2016

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The function linewrap.m wraps a single string into multiple lines by breaking it at word boundaries. The user can specify the desired maximum number of characters per line.

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Steve Eddins (2020). Line-wrap a string (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (7)

Very very good! Nice job!


Very useful, thanks for sharing

matt dash

urs (us) schwarz

for users: a great little helper that wraps your endless line into a nice little parcel (command line output/uicontrols)...
for programmers: look at the remarkable regular expression...

urs (us) schwarz

nice exercise with regular expressions, it will get a 5/5 if it handles multiple white-spaces more consistently, eg, with a final DEBLANK(?)
moreover, a pointer to TEXTWRAP, which implements an only slightly different engine, would be nice


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Implemented suggestions from Urs: Use strtrim on the input string to remove leading and trailing whitespace; use deblank on output array to remove trailing whitespace; add cross-reference to textwrap.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP3
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