How to word wrap text dynamically

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Dear @aleksandra_budnik,

I’m looking for any workaround to resolve issue with word wrap text in a cell dynamically, clicking on button.

At first I set up wordWrap: false because I don’t want automatically resizing column by handsontable if a user writes a long text to the cell.

Then doesn’t work my CSS style

.handsontable .wraptext {
    overflow-wrap: break-word;
    white-space: pre-line;
    max-width: 20px;

But if I use wordWrap: true, CSS above works well, but then handsontable automatically wraps text which shouldn’t be.



Hi @jan.zitniak

It seems that both classes are attached to the cell when I click the unwrap button


It is caused by the definition of wordWrap: false, in the initialization settings. You’d need to manipulate with the classes only to get this functionality working.

@aleksandra_budnik thank you for your answer, I found a workaround for my problem, demo is available here
only I remove wordWrap and set up all cells to unwrap class by:

for (var row = 0; row <= 5; row++) {
  for (var col = 0; col <= 5; col++) {
    hot.setCellMeta(row, col, 'className', 'unwraptext');


The only thing that may be concerning is the fact that when I select B1 and click ‘Wrap’ I get this


but it may happen only in the app (it depends on your CSS settings in the actual project).

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Yes @aleksandra_budnik, you are right, this is another issue which I have to resolve …

I do not know if that construction meets your project requirements but using a parent DIV allows you to create a space for the table to expand while keeping the button on the same position (I’ve added contextMenu to be able to check how it works when we add rows).