How to Wrap Text in Google Sheets and Google Docs - Wordable (2023)

Have you ever typed something in a tool like Google Sheets or Google Docs and wondered why the text wasn't grouped correctly?

If so, you are not the only one with this problem.

While a simple spreadsheet like Google Sheets shares many similarities with Microsoft Excel, the differences are enough to confuse many. And it is the same case with Google Docs.

(Especially when you finally try to exportDocumentos Google sin WordPressor a similar content management system).

If you don't know how to wrap text, you're in luck.

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The steps you need to follow are pretty simple, as long as you know what you're doing.

In this article, we will give you a complete guide on how to wrap text in a Google document. This will show you all the correct formatting and editing methods to customize your file with the desired template.

We'll also walk you through text wrapping in a Google spreadsheet so you can see your data at a glance.

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What is text wrapping in Google Docs?
Why use line breaks in Google Docs?
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How to Wrap Text in Google Docs: A Step-by-Step Guide
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What is text wrapping in Google Docs?

Text wrapping means that whenever an image is inserted into a Google document, the surrounding words and characters are wrapped to "wrap". Without this, the text would either move to the top or bottom of the image, leaving empty space to the left or right, or the line would wrap to the height of the image.

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By default, text wrap formatting is disabled and inserted images follow the inline layout. While similar to the wrap text option above, the image is embedded within the character line instead of the image being separated from the text. That's a waste of page space, especially if you're trying to keep your Google Doc short.

Why use line breaks in Google Docs?

The text wrap option not only improves the appearance of your Google Docs file, but also reduces the number of pages used for multi-image files. This is especially useful if you want to print these files. Choosing this type of format is recommended for those who intend to publish their work.

This template also makes your documents easier to read. A well-formatted document with correctly aligned images will flow better than one with images that suddenly split the page. These page breaks can draw the reader's attention to unwanted places.

That's true whether you're creating a Google Slides timeline with a text explanation next to it, or featuring an image or video in your Google Word document.

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How to Wrap Text in Google Docs: A Step-by-Step Guide

While the Wrap Text option isn't too different from the Microsoft Word version, it can still be hard to find since it doesn't have its own dedicated menu. To use it, follow these steps:

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  1. Include an image in your file. To do this, click Insert in the top menu, hover over Image, and select the location of the image you want to use.
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  2. If you did not select the text format to wrap the image in, the default should be inline. Click on the image to open the text wrap menu.
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  3. The inline format, as explained above, places the image inline with the text, but with white space around it.
  4. Click the center icon to select the text wrapping option.
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  5. When the text wrap editing format is enabled, you can click and drag the image to select its position. This allows you to position the image however you like.
  6. By default, the margins between text and images are 1/8 inch. You can adjust this by clicking the Image Border text box and selecting the size of the border you want.
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  7. If you click on the position options, you can choose whether or not the image freezes. Selecting "Move with Text" means that if you add or remove text on top of the image, the image will wrap with the paragraph up or down. If you choose "Lock position on page", the added text will not affect the position of the image.
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  8. Google Docs also allows you to choose the location of your image. Just click the Fix Page Position option in the menu on the right or select it from the dropdown box.
  9. Clicking on one of the quick layouts in the menu will lock the image based on the selected format. Click the left or right arrow to see more design options.
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Frequently asked questions about text wrapping in Google Docs

How to wrap text in Google Sheets?

Wrapping text in Google Sheets works differently than in Google Docs. In Google Sheets, any text typed in one cell will eventually spill over into all adjacent empty cells. If you click Format, hover over Wrap Text, and select Wrap, the cell wraps the text without an overflow.

Can I choose which side of the image the text wraps on?

Yes. Click on the image to open the image options menu on the right. Select Wrap Text and click the Wrap dropdown arrow. You can choose which page the text wrapping option applies to. Either left, right or both ways.

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Can I wrap the text with specific margins?

Yes. In the same text wrap menu above, there are several text boxes that contain measurements in inches. You can edit these numbers individually. The top, bottom, left and right margins can be adjusted individually.

Does the text wrap option work the same way in a Word document?

No. Wrapping text in a Word document has its own special menu. To do this in Microsoft Word, right-click your image and click Layout on the top menu. There should be a Wrap Text icon in the Arrange menu that allows you to choose how the image interacts with the text.

Can you overlay images in Google Docs?

Yes. Click Insert on the top menu and hover over Drawing. Click +New to open the drawing options. If you choose the image icon, you can insert an image in the window. If you click on an image again, you can place more images on top of it. Click Save and Close to paste the result into your document.

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How to Wrap Text in Google Sheets

When working in a Google Sheets spreadsheet, you will find strings of data or text overflowing in each cell. This usually occurs when the data or text in each cell is long and cannot be included in each cell.

For example, items like an email address, contact information, or URL are often carried over to the adjacent cell.

Wrapping text in a Google Sheet helps your data look consistent and organized. If you've successfully applied the Wrap Text option, your text will continue on a new line once you reach the end of each cell.

And all it takes are a few simple steps.

  1. Select the entire row or column where you want the text to wrap
  2. Choose Format from the menu.
  3. Choose Wrap Text in the Wrap Text option.
  4. Click Join.
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Is that. You finished.

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If you know how to use the text wrapping option in Google Docs, you can add images to your document without altering the formatting of the text. It also helps you quickly view Google Sheet data instead of clicking through each cell to read it.

We hope this article has adequately demonstrated how to use the wrap text option in Google Sheets and Google Docs.

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