Some documents display text wider than the screen so that I
have to scroll horizontally in order to read it. Why doesn't
the text wrap? Is there a way to force it to wrap?
There are two reasons why text may display across an area
wider than the physical screen width: preformatted content
and table content.
If the content is specified as being preformatted, then
iSilo does not wrap it to fit the width of the
screen, and only breaks lines at locations as specified by the
author of the document.
If the original source of the document is in HTML, then the
<pre> tag would have been used to force the content to be
preformated. There is no way within iSilo to force
preformatted content to wrap differently.
Usually if the document was created directly from that of a website
designed with only desktop displays in mind, then tables would have
been used to format the content for display and most likely a specified
width was given to each column. If the resulting table is wider
than the screen, then it follows that on smaller screens, you would
need to scroll horizontally to see more of the table.
You can tell iSilo to essentially ignore table
formatting. To do so for a document you are viewing, do the following:
In Single column mode, iSilo displays each
cell of a table on a new line and wraps the content to the width
of the display.
- Go to the Options menu and tap Display.
- In the Display Options dialog, tap the
popup list trigger for the Tables field.
- Tap the Single column entry in the list.
- Tap OK to accept the new setting.
iSiloX conversion options
If you used iSiloX to convert the content to iSilo
format, then there are options within iSiloX you can set before
converting so that the content does not span wider than the
For preformatted content, in the Properties dialog for the entry
you created, click the Text tab. For the Single line breaks
option, you can select either Remove all or Keep if a
space or tab character follows to remove the preformatted
For table content, in the Properties dialog for the entry
you created, click the Tables tab. There are several options
available. Selecting Ignore all table formatting removes
all table formatting information so that the content of cells
are output to new lines with the cells being taken from the table
from left to right and top to bottom. The default option is
Process table formatting which keeps all the table
formatting information. But there are several additional options
you can set in this case. Please see the iSiloX help documentation
for more information about these options.
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