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I have just recently joined the Arduino users crowd and using version 0022, this is the first and only experience I have had with programming of any sort. I have looked at lots of videos about working with Arduino's. The problem I am looking for help with is the way the sketch file is displayed on my screen, I am using Windows 7 in 64 bit and my sketch's are all in a constant long string at the top of the page, it is hard to look at the sketch this way and I have looked in tools tabs and found the one that shows page setup. I have tried to change it every way listed but nothing makes any difference. Most of what I have seen shows MAC formatting (OSX) and there are some links showing how Windows displays the program files but from what I have seen, all of the Windows users are running XP or Vista. Is there something in Win7 that is not letting the processing files configure correctly or have I just not found the right buttons and procedure to make my sketches display out the way they all look on the tutorials and posts from everyone else's posts?  
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Screenshot? This is how it looks for me in 64-bit Windows 7...



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I have looked in tools tabs and found the one that shows page setup.

The tools menu you mean? There is no page setup there. Perhaps a screenshot of that too.
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Well that is how I would like my sketches to look, at least I could see the whole thing. mine are just one long sentence across the top. OK I said the wrong tab, it is in the file tab, says page setup. tried changing there , no change. Did your screen set up auto or did you make change somehow?If so, some help would be appreciated, still not the guru I want to be with computers, too many years doing everything on paper, got spoiled to multiple screens where I could look at different pages and follow instruction and not having to go back and forth, now don't have that luxury till I get more money to buy another monitor. Makes it easier that way for me
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sound like you have a carriage return / line feed problem.

Try the CTRL-T command to reformat the code and the oneliner becomes a "two dimensional" program
CTRL-S to save ...
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Sounds like you're viewing your sketches in notepad or something instead of the arduino IDE...

As was said above, post a screenshot (tinypic is good) then we'll be able to work out what the issue is.
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OK I said the wrong tab, it is in the file tab, says page setup. tried changing there , no change.

What did you change? Page setup is for setting up printers. It's a menu, not a tab. Screenshot please.
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