Text Wrapping is not working.

katjie.carpenter79866
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edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Hi,

I've created a new sheet and a form, I've applied text wrap to the columns that might need it and I've tested certain cells, inputting more text than the cell than would be visible.  I've clicked an unclicked the text wrap button on the menu... nothing is happening. I've saved and refreshed the sheet...still no text wrap. 

Can you help?  I've also tried adding in Ctrl+enter to add a new line of text. Does nothing.

Thanks for the help!

Comments

  • On the column that you are trying to wrap text what I usually do is click on the title of the row (selects the whole column) then clicking the wrap button on top.

  • Greg Shortreed
    edited 03/26/19

    Hi Katjie,

    I am not sure if you are testing this with dummy text such as, erhgrkjhsfgsfdgjkhsgkljhdgsfdljvfdkjvnfdvkjdfkjdvfdjvk. That is what I did and it didnt work. When I put in real sentences, the text wrapping worked. 

    Give it a try. I hope this helps.

    Greg

  • Lou
    Lou
    edited 07/03/19

    After months of this working fine, suddenly all my forms no longer wrap... did something change?

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi Lou,

    Can you maybe share some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

    Have a fantastic day!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

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  • I am also experiencing this issue. I'm using a basic timeline and the "comments" column will not wrap. I have the option selected for the entire column

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi,

    It seems like you have a divider, and the text is continuing further to the right in the left section.

    Was that the reason?

    Have a fantastic day!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

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  • I continue to experience this issue, too. I created a form and when I enter the questions in the "Field Settings" everything looks good, but when I view the published form, words are broken across lines incorrectly. I have selected all and deselected/selected "wrap text" but this did not resolve the issue.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Sarah Newhouse

    Strange!

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Here's another example of wrap text not working


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @AnnieR

    This is expected when the value in the cell is a URL.

    URLs are one long string (like one long word) so the cell won't be able to "wrap" it since there are no breaks in the line. You could add text before or after the URL which will be wrapped, but the URL itself won't be able to be broken up and still be a clickable link.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve