How can text like aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa which exceeds the width of a div (say 200px) be wrapped?

I am open to any kind of solution such as CSS, jQuery, etc.

Solution 1

Try this:

div {
    width: 200px;
    word-wrap: break-word;
}

Solution 2

On bootstrap 3, make sure the white-space is not set as 'nowrap'.

div {
  width: 200px;
  word-break: break-all;
  white-space: normal;
}

Solution 3

You can use a soft hyphen like so:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa­aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

This will appear as

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

if the containing box isn't big enough, or as

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

if it is.

Solution 4

div {
    /* Set a width for element */
    word-wrap: break-word
}

The 'word-wrap' solution only works in IE and browsers supporting CSS3.

The best cross browser solution is to use your server side language (php or whatever) to locate long strings and place inside them in regular intervals the html entity ​ This entity breaks the long words nicely, and works on all browsers.

e.g.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa​aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Solution 5

The only one that works across IE, Firefox, chrome, safari and opera if there are no spaces in the word (such as a long URL) is:

div{
    width: 200px;  
    word-break: break-all;
}

I found this to be bullet-proof.

Solution 6

This worked for me

word-wrap: normal;
word-break: break-all;
white-space: normal;
display: block;
height: auto;
margin: 3px auto;
line-height: 1.4;
-webkit-line-clamp: 1;
-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

Solution 7

Another option is also using:

div
{
   white-space: pre-line;
}

This will set all your div elements in all browsers that support CSS1 (which is pretty much all common browsers as far back as IE 8)

Solution 8

Cross Browser

.wrap
{
    white-space: pre-wrap; /* css-3 */    
    white-space: -moz-pre-wrap; /* Mozilla, since 1999 */
    white-space: -pre-wrap; /* Opera 4-6 */    
    white-space: -o-pre-wrap; /* Opera 7 */    
    word-wrap: break-word; /* Internet Explorer 5.5+ */
}

Solution 9

<p style="word-wrap: break-word; word-break: break-all;">
    Adsdbjf bfsi hisfsifisfsifs shifhsifsifhis aifoweooweoweweof
</p>

Solution 10

Example from CSS Tricks:

div {
    -ms-word-break: break-all;

    /* Be VERY careful with this, breaks normal words wh_erever */
    word-break: break-all;

    /* Non standard for webkit */
    word-break: break-word;

    -webkit-hyphens: auto;
    -moz-hyphens: auto;
    hyphens: auto;
}

More examples here.

Solution 11

In HTML body try:

<table>
    <tr>
        <td>
            <div style="word-wrap: break-word; width: 800px">
                Hello world, how are you? More text here to see if it wraps after a long while of writing and it does on Firefox but I have not tested it on Chrome yet. It also works wonders if you have a medium to long paragraph. Just avoid writing in the CSS file that the words have to break-all, that's a small tip.
            </div>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>

In CSS body try:

background-size: auto;

table-layout: fixed;

Solution 12

Add this CSS to the paragraph.

width:420px; 
min-height:15px; 
height:auto!important; 
color:#666; 
padding: 1%; 
font-size: 14px; 
font-weight: normal;
word-wrap: break-word; 
text-align: left;

Solution 13

Try this

div{
  display: block;
  display: -webkit-box;
  height: 20px;
  margin: 3px auto;
  font-size: 14px;
  line-height: 1.4;
  -webkit-line-clamp: 1;
  -webkit-box-orient: vertical;
  overflow: hidden;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
}

the property text-overflow: ellipsis add ... and line-clamp show the number of lines.

Solution 14

I have used bootstrap. My html code looks like ..

<div class="container mt-3" style="width: 100%;">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="col-sm-12 wrap-text">
      <h6>
        text content
      </h6>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

CSS

.wrap-text {
     text-align:justify;
}

Solution 15

you can use this CSS

p {
  width: min-content;
  min-width: 100%;
}

Solution 16

Try this CSS property -

overflow-wrap: anywhere;

Solution 17

A server side solution that works for me is: $message = wordwrap($message, 50, "<br>", true); where $message is a string variable containing the word/chars to be broken up. 50 is the max length of any given segment, and "<br>" is the text you want to be inserted every (50) chars.

Solution 18

Try this

div {display: inline;}

Solution 19

try:

overflow-wrap: break-word;

Solution 20

Use word-wrap:break-word attribute along with required width. Mainly, put the width in pixels, not in percentages.

width: 200px;
word-wrap: break-word;