Using textwidth (tw=74) a word will be moved to the next line (with an indent usually) with a newline character at the end of the line avoiding over-length. This is a hard wrap, and resizing the window will not change the location of the wrap. Using
:set wrap, soft wrapping sends the text that would fall off the right side of the window to the next line instead, keeping all of a line's text visible. I'd like to combine some of each function, such that a word moves entirely to the next line after a certain point, but does not get permanently sent there in the file with a newline character.
It doesn't matter if this sending to the next line occurs only immediately after a string broaching the set number of columns.