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How to wrap text in Google Sheets spreadsheets

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Wrap text in Google Sheets spreadsheets from a computer
On mobile devices

After adding all the data to our spreadsheets , something we have to do is adjust the text , in this case in Google Sheets . It is normal that while we are adding information, we do not have enough time to format each of the cells. But don't worry, we can save this for last and fix it in a simple way..

This is thanks to the fact that Google Sheets allows us to adjust the text in the spreadsheets in the way we want, something that we can also do in Microsoft Excel. If we want it to respect the dimensions of the cell, regardless of the amount of text, exceed it, create new lines of text, etc. Basically, what seems appropriate and suits the work we are doing.

Wrap text in Google Sheets spreadsheets from a computer

Google Sheets works perfectly in any web browser. Therefore, we can use Chrome, Firefox or Edge to wrap the text in a spreadsheet..

The first thing we will do is click on the cell that we want to format; quiet we do not refer to formatting a hard disk or deleting the data from the cell, in this case it would be to format it, customize the way it is displayed.

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We can choose a row, a complete column or several cells. We also have the possibility of clicking on the upper left cell to be able to select the entire table and format it at the same time..

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After making our selection, we will have to click on the menu at the top, the one that says "Format".

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A new menu is displayed, we are going to choose the one that says "Wrap" and a new submenu will appear with three options.

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In this submenu we will have to choose "Adjust" to be able to adjust the text and the height of the cell automatically.

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We can also choose the option "Overflow" so that the text flows to the next cell. Although it could make the table more difficult to read.

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As for the "Crop" option, it visually crops the text to fit the current cell size. Then we can click on the cell to see all the content.

On mobile devices

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The first thing we will do is open the document that we want to edit.

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Next, we are going to click on the cell that we want to format. We can move the selection area by dragging the blue circle around the selected cell. It is possible to choose an entire row or column by pressing its number or letter.

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Now we are going to have to press the format button, which would become an icon with an "A" in the top menu.

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We will select the "Cell" tab and then we scroll down until we see the "Adjust text" option, which we will proceed to activate by pressing the switch.

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To save the configuration, we will have to click on the check mark in the upper left corner of the screen.



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