How can I wrap text in a single cell in LibreOffice Calc??
An image is worth a thousand words… so I got 2 thousand words (Plus change) right here:
Select in the Menu: Format → Cells…
Select in the Format Cells window: Alignment Tab
Select Wrap Text Automatically from the Properties section.
The end result will be something similar to this:
Note that, at least up to LibreOffice 4.0, this option only works on cells that I written in after the option is activated. It will not automatically wrap cells created before.1 See the following image:
The cell above was written before the option was activated. The bottom cell was written after the option was activated.
1 For those wanting to wrap all of their already existing cells in a spreadsheet, simply execute Ctrl+A, following by Ctrl+C, and finally Ctrl+V.
You can use
Alignment to have a variety of effects including
Wrap text automatically.
Use Ctrl+Enter to have more than one line of text per cell if that's what you mean.
Type control + enter from inside a cell.
Seems bugged if you set it before editing the cell: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57519
Setting the 'wrap' from a column or field in the tab 'alignment' works but you need to do this after inserting text.
Select the cell, follow the path "Format\Cells\Allignment" and mark "Wrap text automatically".
This extension for calc create a toolbar which has button for wrap text in selected cell(s), unwrap text in selected cell(s), insert copied row(s) or cell(s), insert copied column(s)or cell(s) and paste value
In case of an imported xlsx file (but I not sure whether the file being xlsx-format is the point), the Wrap Text Automatically simply did not work, until I checked "Optimal Height" in Format/Row/.
Cell wrapping by "Format->Cells->Allignment->Wrap text automatically" makes it wrap horizontally.
To Wrap it completely, You need to select the cell or all the rows and select "Optimal Row Height" which will automatically increases the row height according to the text within...
Hope this helps:)
Here's how to add a shortcut icon to toggle "Wrap text automatically" on and off:
Doing it one time through the Format Cells menu is great and all, but I use this operation all the time. Let's add a shortcut button, shall we?
Toolbar drop down select
Formatting. Now in the
Toolbar Content section scroll down and click on
Justified, since I want to add my cell wrap icon just after that one.
Add, then choose
Format from the "Category" menu and
Automatic Row Break from the "Commands" menu. Here's what those menus look like:
when done, click
Ok as necessary to exit the menus, then click on
Toolbars and ensure the "Formatting" toolbar we just added the icon to is visible. It will have a check mark next to it to indicate it is visible.
Here's what my icons look like now:
Select a cell and click this icon to toggle "Automatic Row Break" (ie: "Wrap text automatically") on and off, just like you can do in Microsoft Excel!
Demo'ed in LibreOffice 22.214.171.124, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.