Text wrapping in a table

Copper Contributor

The text has stopped wrapping at the end of the line. It was okay but I must have done something to mess it up. It’s as if it’s hidden under the next column. Help!

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You will need to set a max width for each column.

Best practice is to do this in the first line:


{| class="wikitable" style="width:80%"
! style="width:15%" | title 1
! style="width:45%" | title 2
! style="width:40%" | title 3
! Item 1
! Description 1
! Extra info 1

We are saying that the table will take up 80% of the width space available and of that space each column will take up their respective percentage of that width. Text will wrap once it hits the end of the given width for the cell it is in.


got the same problem thanks !



When text in a table cell disappears into the margins, look at the paragraph indents. In particular, you want to make sure that there are no negative left and/or right indents specified.