VerticalHelp : Launch help in vertical window for wide-screen displays
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|This is a very simple script to display help in an appropriately sized vertical window.
With a wide-screen monitor, vim's help is best displayed in a vertical window; but the command 'vertical help' opens a help window taking up half of the display. In my case, it opens a 250 column window to display an 80 column file. The width of the vertical window is the buffer's textwidth, typically specified in the file's modeline.
:H <topic> " Opens a help window vertically on the right
If a help topic was opened horizontally using :h, then the command :H will move and resize the window.
If a help window already exists that is vertical and sized appropriately, then :H will toggle between the help window and the previous window without having to <C-W>p.
:H allows for command-line completion, just as :h does.
g:vertical_help_left -- Define this to display the window on the left instead of the right.
I especially like to use this to display custom cheatsheets, which I format as vim help files. I put the cheatsheets under vimfiles/bundle/cheatsheets/doc. Then I call, for example,
:H git-cheatsheet, to pull up my notes. By basing the window width on textwidth, the cheatsheets are not limited to 80 columns.
|Put the .vim file to ~/.vim/plugin|
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