Change row height and wrap text

You can increase the height of rows in any sheet (sheet: A spreadsheet-like representation [in rows and columns] of task or resource information. Each row specifies an individual task or resource. Each column [field] specifies a type of information, such as start dates or standard rates.) view, and wrap text in them to display all text when it's too long to be fully visible in a field (field: A location in a sheet, form, or chart that contains a specific kind of information about a task, resource, or assignment. For example, in a sheet, each column is a field. In a form, a field is a named box or a place in a column.), without having to increase the field width.

  1. To increase the height of a row in your project, click in the leftmost column (the Task ID field) to select the row.

To increase the height of multiple rows, hold down CTRL, and then select the rows you want.

  1. Drag the bottom margin of the row heading (the leftmost cell of the row).

Text will automatically wrap as you increase the height of the row.


  • To increase the height of all rows in your project, click the Select All button, and then drag the bottom margin of any row heading.

Select All button

  • In order for text to wrap in a row cell, the text needs to have at least one space within it so that Project knows where to automatically break a line for word wrapping. You cannot manually control where the line break will occur.
  • Text wrapping will only occur if the text is too long for the width of the row cell. If the text fits on one line, you cannot manually create a line break. In this situation you can only create a line break by narrowing the column.
  • A list of names in the Resource Names column of the Gantt Chart and other sheet-like views will not wrap unless there is a space in an individual's name, such as between a first name and last name. If your resources are identified by only first names, then the list of names in the Resource Names column will not wrap.
Applies to:
Project 2003