How To Resize Rows In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to resize rows in Google Sheets.

How To Resize Rows In Google Sheets

Have you ever encountered an issue where the contents of your cell are not fully visible?

Google Sheets gives you the option to change the height of a row if you want to make sure all the text in a particular column is visible.

This feature is also useful if you want to make sure that cells across different columns have the same height.

Rows in Google Sheets can be resized in a few different ways. You can change the height of one row or multiple rows at the same time. Row height can be modified easily by dragging the user’s cursor.

However, Google Sheets also allows you to specify the precise row height you want to set for your given selection.

How To Change the Height of Rows in Google Sheets

Here’s how to change the height of rows in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, select the cell the row you want to modify the height of. You can select a single row by clicking on the row number header seen on the left of the spreadsheet.

Step 2

Place your mouse cursor on the bottom edge of the row header. Your cursor should change into a double-headed arrow.

Drag the bottom edge with your mouse to adjust the row height.

Step 3

Google Sheets also allows you to resize multiple rows at the same time. To do this, select all rows you would like to resize.

Google Sheets allows you to resize both adjacent and non-adjacent rows.

Step 4

Use the same dragging action in Step 2 to resize all of the selected rows at the same time.

Step 5

Alternatively, you can use the Resize option found in the context menu when you right-click on a row header.

Step 6

This option gives users the option to specify the row height in pixels.

Step 7

You may also wish to use the ‘Fit to data option’ to let Google Sheets dynamically resize each row in your selection to fit each cell’s given data.

This option is useful if any of your rows have data that is written in multiple lines.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to change the height of rows in Google Sheets.

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