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I am using SharePoint Online and have a custom list in the Modern Experience that has long titles for a few columns. With no luck I have been searching for a solution to have Word-Wraping on the title fields.

I have looked into JSON formatting and so far all of the articles talk about the data fields and not the title headers.

If this was the old SharePoint, I would write CSS in a CEWP and it would be a done deal, but this doesn't appear to be an option anymore in the Modern Experience.

Any tips or solutions to getting long title names in a custom list on SharePoint Online (Modern Experience) to do a Word-Wrap?

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You can check the official document below, there is not a method to substring the text.

Use column formatting to customize SharePoint

As a workaround, we can use the JSON formatting below.

{
  "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",
  "elmType": "div",
  "style":{
        "white-space":"nowrap"
  },
  "txtContent": "@currentField"
}
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  • Thanks for sharing this @LZ_MSFT. – mdevm Sep 23 '19 at 14:56
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@LZ_MSFT Isn't that the code for NOT Wrapping column text? It looks like it is. Thus the code TO wrap column text would look like what I show below. Copy the code below and paste it in the Column Formatting text box for a column --> Click Save --> Go back to the list and hover over the column breaks --> Adjust the column width as desired --> Click dropdown arrow for that view --> Select Save view as --> Click Save

Start of JSON code is below:

{
  "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/column-formatting.schema.json",
  "elmType": "div",
  "style":{
        "white-space":"wrap"
  },
  "txtContent": "@currentField"
}
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  • Thanks for giving me a lead for this. Is this for the column headers? I tried this and didn't seem to help. – Gregg Machel Apr 8 at 16:32

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