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How to wrap text in excel

I this Excel tutorial,I will share my ways to wrap text in Excel application.

Text button

The easiest way for me is just to use a dedicated button in the Ribbon. To wrap text automatically, select the cells that you want to format, and click the Wrap Text button on the Home tab, in the Alignment group.

You can also press Ctrl + 1 to open the Format Cells dialog, go to the Alignment tab, and check the Wrap Text box. This will adjust the text wrapping according to the column width. If you change the column width, the text wrapping will change accordingly.


Less convenient but working as well. To insert a line break manually, double-click the cell where you want to enter a line break, and press Alt + Enter at the point where you want to start a new line.

You can also select the cell and press F2 to edit it. This will allow you to control where the text wraps within a cell.

Formula bar

To wrap text using the formula bar, click the formula bar, and start typing. When you reach the end of the line you want to wrap, press Alt + Enter to move to the next line. This is similar to inserting a line break manually, but you can see the entire text in the formula bar.

Keyboard shortcut

While the ALT+H+W keyboard shortcut is a quick way to wrap text, remembering all shortcuts can be challenging. It’s useful to familiarize yourself with a few that significantly improve your workflow.

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