I have decided to use Vim for editing prose, as I find it to be a much more work-conducive, clutter-free environment than most so-called text processors expressly built for that purpose. To that end, and on the advice of some internet stranger with a blog, I added this function to my vimrc to quickly enable (and disable, I suppose? I don't really know how to tell whether the function has been turned off again) a prose-editing mode which sets a text width and text-wrapping options that make sense for natural languages:
func! WordProcessorMode() setlocal formatoptions=ant setlocal textwidth=72 setlocal wrapmargin=0 endfu com! WP call WordProcessorMode()
However - as has already been adressed in this post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11039544/unwrap-text-in-vim - sometimes I would like to unwrap that text in order to paste it into a forum post (as I'm doing right now) or an e-mail editor, or whatever. When I try to
vipJ under this custom word-wrapping mode, though, nothing happens. Why is that?