How to apply wrap text in excel

August 12, 2022

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WPS Excel is primarily made to compute and work with numbers. However, you might frequently encounter circumstances where big amounts of text must be maintained in spreadsheets together with numbers. You can, of course, take the simplest route and just make the column bigger if longer text does not fit neatly in a cell. When working with a huge spreadsheet that needs to present a lot of data, it isn't really a choice.

WPS Excel offers two ways to apply wrap text in excel. This lesson will provide you an overview of the Excel wrap text function and some advice on how to make the most of it.

Let’s examine what is the process of applying wrap text in excel.

What is wrap text in excel online, 2016 and 2019:

One of the following two things occurs when a cell cannot accommodate the input data:

A lengthy text string crosses the cell border into any empty columns to the right.Text strings are abbreviated at the cell border if the cell to the right of them to the left contains any data.

The image below displays two situations:

You may fully show lengthier text in a cell without it spilling over into other cells by using the Excel wrap text option. Displaying cell contents on many lines as opposed to one continuous line is known as wrapping text. By doing this, you will be able to prevent the truncated column effect and improve the text's readability and printing compatibility. Additionally, it will assist you in maintaining a constant column width across the spreadsheet.

The image below illustrates how wrapped text appears in Excel:

How to wrap text automatically in excel:

One of the following techniques can be used to pick the cell(s) you wish to format and enable the Excel text wrap function in order to force a long text string to run across many lines.

1.Click the Wrap Text button in the Alignment group under the Home tab.

2.To enter the Format Cells dialogue, press Ctrl + 1, pick the Alignment tab, choose the Wrap Text checkbox, and click OK (or right-click the chosen cells and select Format Cells...).

This method requires a few more clicks than the first one, but it could save you time if you want to change the formatting of several cells at once, including wrapping text.

How to insert a line break in excel:

Instead of having lengthy text automatically wrap, you might occasionally want to begin a new line at a certain location. Simply complete the following steps to manually enter a line break:

1.By pressing F2, double-clicking a cell, or clicking in the formula bar, you can activate cell edit mode.Put the cursor where you wish the line to end, then use the shortcut Alt+Enter (e. press the Alt key and while holding it down, press the Enter key).

Result:The Wrap Text option is automatically enabled when a manual line break is inserted. 

However, when the column is adjusted wider, the line breaks that were manually entered will remain in place. The data displays in a cell in one continuous line if text wrapping is disabled, but the inserted line breaks are still visible in the formula bar. 

The following screenshot (with a line break added after the word owl) illustrates both scenarios:

Note: This above written article is an attempt to show you how to apply wrap text in excel online, 2016 and 2019, in both windows and mac.You just need to have a little understanding of how and which way things work and you are good to go. With having this basic knowledge or information of how to use it, you can also access and use different other options on excel or spreadsheet. Also, it is very similar to Word or Document. So, in a way, if you learn one thing, like Excel, you can automatically learn how to use Word as well because both of them are very similar in so many ways. If you want to know more about WPS Office, you can download WPS Office to access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for free.