Wrap text

Updated: 05/13/2019 by Computer Hope

Wrap text may refer to any of the following:

Wrap text in Microsoft Excel

1. In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, Wrap Text is a feature that shows all information in a cell even if it is too small to show the text horizontally. For example, in the picture, cell G2 has text that is cut off because the adjacent cell H2 has text. However, cell G3 has the Wrap Text feature enabled (found under the Home tab) that forces the text to move to the next line if full words wouldn't be readable.

To wrap text in one or more Excel cells, select the cells, then click the Wrap Text option in the menu bar, located in the Alignment section of the Home tab.


The Wrap Text feature can be turned off by highlighting the cell and clicking the Wrap Text button again. Also, if you don't like the appearance of a cell with wrapped text, you can also increase the size of the cell to show all text.

2. Wrap text can also be used to describe word wrap or any text that goes to the next line without pressing the Enter key.

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