How To Make Google Sheets Boxes Fit Text

Google Sheets is a versatile tool that enables us to organize and analyze data. However, sometimes, when we fill up its cells with text, we might notice that the text doesn’t fit perfectly within the box. So, how do we make Google Sheets boxes fit the text? Well, in this blog post, we’ll enlighten you on a few simple steps to achieve this.

Step 1: Open your Google Sheets

You first need to open the Google Sheets document that you want to modify.

Step 2: Select the cells you want to modify

Next, highlight the cells whose text you want to fit perfectly within the box. You can do this by clicking and dragging across the cells. If you want to select all the cells, simply click on the small square at the top left corner of your Google Sheets.

Step 3: Adjust column width and row height

Now, go to the menu bar. Click on Format > Column width or Format > Row height. A small popup will appear where you can manually enter the desired pixel size for your column width or row height.

Step 4: Autofit column width and row height

If you want Google Sheets to automatically adjust the cell size to fit the text, you can use the autofit feature. To do this, go to the menu bar and click on Format > Column width or Format > Row height. Then, select Fit to data.

Wrap text in the cell

Another option is to wrap the text within the cell. This ensures that the text remains within the cell by moving to a new line when it reaches the cell’s width. Here’s how to do it:

1. Select the cells you want to modify.

2. Click on Format > Text wrapping in the menu bar.

3. Choose one of the options: Overflow, Wrap, or Clip.


With these simple steps, you can ensure that your text fits neatly in the cells of your Google Sheets. This makes your data more presentable and easier to read. Whether you prefer to manually adjust your cell size or use the autofit feature, Google Sheets offers a solution that works for you.