stop text overflow in Excel

Stop text overflow into next Excel columns

Here is how to stop text overflow to the next Excel columns in 3 easy steps. The problem usually appears if you have a table that contains lengthy text and the column on the right contains empty cells. The result looks poorly formatted.

Stop text overflow in Excel

The solution to stop text overflow to the next Excel columns might not be intuitive but very simple. Here is how to do that in 3 easy steps.

1. Select the column that has content that spills over the next cells.

2. Go to the Home tab and click on Wrap Text.

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3. In the same tab, choose Format, choose Row Height, and set it to 15. That is the default row height.

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Now you should get the desired result.


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