How to Fit Text to Cell in Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fit text to a cell in Google Sheets.

How to Fit Text to Cell in Google Sheets

Do you find yourself struggling to fit all of your data into a single cell?

Google Sheets has a feature called Wrap that can help. This feature allows you to make text within a cell wrap around to multiple lines, making it easier to fit a lot of data into a single cell.

Using the Wrap formatting can be very helpful in a variety of situations.

For example, you may have a list of items that have long names and need to fit into a single cell. Or, you may have a large list of comments that you want to include in a cell.

Other ways you can fit a lot of text in a cell is by resizing the column width and row height, merging multiple cells together, and changing the text size of the text itself.

In this guide, we will show you how to use all of these methods to try to fit text into a cell in Google Sheets.

How to Wrap Text in a Cell in Google Sheets

Here’s how to wrap text in a cell in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, select the cell containing the text that you want to fit.

In the example above, cell A1 has a lengthy paragraph of text that cannot be read in full by the reader without having to read it in the formula bar.

Step 2

In the toolbar, click on the Wrap text option.

Alternatively, you can find the option under Format > Wrapping > Wrap.

Step 3

Google Sheets will automatically adjust the row height to make the entire string visible inside the cell.

Step 4

If the dimensions of the cell look a bit skewed, we can always adjust the column width to have a more readable format for our text.

Step 5

We can also merge multiple cells together using the Merge all option.

Step 6

Using merged cells, we’ll be able to present longer text without having to modify the column widths.

Step 7

Another way to fit text into a cell is to adjust the text size of the cell itself.


This guide should be everything you need to fit text to a cell in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.