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In a Google Spreadsheet, how can I force a row to be a certain height?

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There is no solution for this one. This is just how HTML works. They are using Table for the cells and by default it’s not adding scroll bars if the text doesn’t fit. Maybe they will change it in the future, but I don’t think that this is in their priority list. And it looks like you can merge cells only horizontally, just in case you wanted to merge vertically to make it look nicer.

I’ve found that it works to add an additional row under the row you’re working on, and then merge the two rows together.

Now, if you paste long text in any of the fields in the “double” row, it will only show you a few lines, keeping your sheet clean and manageable. The text in any field expands for you to read if you double-click on that field.

An example of a spreadsheet excerpt demonstrating the described behavior

Downsides appear when trying to rearrange or sort rows, for instance, since rows work “by two” with this solution, but maybe that’s not a big problem.

Fourth option from the right (Menu bar – once you’re in the
spreadsheet with the results, etc.). There is an option “WRAP TEXT”,
select the rows you want and click it.

This sorted it out for me. Once wrap text was on and all rows went to a single line height, I could then also select all rows and resize them all when resizing one, just like in Excel.

** The ‘Wrap Text’ isn’t in any of the dropdown menus, it is a button on the ribbon underneath (same section as horizontal and vertical align).

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