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1465102 - How do I word wrap text within a table cell?


Text entered into a table does not word wrap.  There does not appear to be functionality to allow this.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Add a table to an activity
  2. Enter text which exceeds the visible cell width.


The following steps outline procedures for word wrapping a column within a table:

  1. Highlight the column title that you want to word wrap.
  2. Select "Column Format" from the dropdown list.
  3. Click on the "Column Wrapping" checkbox.


A common practice is to manualy hit <SHIFT-ENTER> which will hard code an end of line into the cell.  The effect will be to wrap words at a point determined by the author.  This work around is useful if more control is wanted over the basic word wrap functionality.


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