For example the following text: > Please don't take offense to my request--I just don't know much about your organization and want to make sure my donation is being properly used to directly help the kids. If I just call the menu item to "Rewrap" from the "Edit" menu I get this: > Please don't take offense to my request--I just don't know much about > your organization and want to make sure my donation is being properly > used to directly help the kids. But if I don't want the whole message rewrapped (such as the header info) and I just select the sentences that I want rewrapped, I end up with the following: > Please don't take offense to my request--I just don't know much about > your organization and want to make sure my donation is being properly used to directly help the kids.
Are you using HTML or plain-text mail composition? Is the original message HTML or plain text? When the original quoted text is displayed in the message, is it all shown in blue?
Under [Tools / Accounts / Composition & Addressing] I've got the button UNchecked for composing messages in HTML format. When I hit <control-r> to reply on a message with an unwrapped line it looks like the following unwrapped (in all blue text): horst wrote: > Steven, I would be happy to help out with data entry, but be forewarned, I don't have a lot of computer skills. If you don't think this would be a problem, e-mail me back or give me a call @ xxx-xxx, and we can set up a time. Thanks, xxxxx xxxxx If the message had multiple unwrapped paragraphs, refer to my first post.
I get this behavior also, using v1.0.2 on Linux. Plain-text composition and, I believe, plain-text original message. First, I hit <ctrl+r> to bring up a reply window. Of the 10 or so lines in the quote, only 1 is very long. Then, here are different senarios: If I do "Edit/Rewrap", everything is fine: the line wraps, the '>' get inserted correclty, and everything stays blue. If I highlight just the long line then do "Edit/Rewrap", the line wraps and all lines are blue, but no '>' symbols are inserted. If I delete all but the long line of the quote, then do "Edit/Rewrap", everything is fine: the line wraps, the '>' get inserted correclty, and everything stays blue. If I delete all but the long line of the quote, then highlight the line, then do "Edit/Rewrap", the line wraps, no '>' symbols are inserted, and only the first line stays blue.
Rewrap is known to be problematic. Bug 187997 is specifically about the problem(s) with selected text. What has helped for me is to select the quoted text plus a blank, unquoted line that directly follows the quoted portion; then the rewrap seems to work better. However: I'm not sure how to have a quote appear as described in comment 2. When I see a long line quoted in a reply, it either maintains its original length (and puts a horizontal scrollbar in the window) rather than wrapping (as in attachment 114301 [details] from that other bug), or (if the original is HTML or text/plain;format=flowed) the long line is reflowed to the column width, but each line of the paragraph is properly quoted. If I rewrap those long lines once, then the *result* is the same as comment 2's description of the *original*: multiple lines, all in blue, but with a quote mark only at the beginning of the first. Rewrapping *again* -- either with the text selected or not -- only changes the text such that the lines without the quote marks are no longer shown in blue. Alternately: if I set the hidden preference mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width to True, then when I reply, the long line is wrapped as described in comment 2, but does not appear in blue. Interestingly, Rewrap of a selection appears to work better in this case. (In reply to comment #2) > Under [Tools / Accounts / Composition & Addressing] I've got the button > UNchecked for composing messages in HTML format. This doesn't actually answer my question, since there are several ways to open an HTML reply window despite that setting. However, I'll assume you're using the plain-text composition window. (How do you tell? The HTML window always has a Format item in the Option menu, the plain-text one does not. The HTML window can have a Format menu and a formatting toolbar, but both of those can be hidden, depending on how you set things up.)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 187997 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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