Tip: Other languages are Google-Translated. You can visit the English version of this link.
Log in


How to automatically resize the text box to fit the content in Excel?

The text box size is fixed after inserting it in a worksheet. So the size won’t adjust to fit the text you inserted or deleted. This article aims to show you methods of automatically resizing the text box to fit the content in Excel.

Auto resize a text box to fit the content by resizing shape to fit text feature

Auto resize all text boxes to fit the content by VBA code

Excel Productivity Tools

Office Tab: Bring powerful tabs to Office (include Excel), just like Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Save you half the time, and reduce thousands of mouse clicks for you. 30-day Unlimited Free Trial

Kutools for Excel: Save 70% of your time and solve 80% Excel problems for you. 300+ advanced features designed for 1500+ work scenario, make Excel much easy and increase productivity immediately.60-day Unlimited Free Trial

arrow blue right bubble Auto resize a text box to fit the content by resizing shape to fit text feature

You can change the property of the text box as follows to make it automatically resize with the text you entered or deleted.

1. After inserting the text box, right click the border of the text box, and then click Size and Properties from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

2. You can see a Format Shape pane is displayed on the right side of the worksheet, under the Size and Properties tab, check the Resize shape to fit text box in the Text Box section, and then close the Format Shape pane. See screenshot:

From now on, the text box will resize to fit the content automatically.

Note: With this method, if there are multiple text boxes to be changed, you need to change the properties of the text boxes one by one.

arrow blue right bubble Auto resize all text boxes to fit the content by VBA code

For a worksheet which already has multiple text boxes, the following VBA code can help you to automatically resize them to fit the content at once.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window.

VBA code: Auto resize all text boxes to fit the content in a worksheet

Sub TextBoxResizeTB()
    Dim xShape As Shape
    Dim xSht As Worksheet
    On Error Resume Next
    For Each xSht In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
        For Each xShape In xSht.Shapes
            If xShape.Type = 17 Then
                xShape.TextFrame2.AutoSize = msoAutoSizeShapeToFitText
                xShape.TextFrame2.WordWrap = True
            End If
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. Then you can see all text boxes in current worksheet are automatically resized to fit its content as below screenshot shown.

And these text boxes will resize automatically with the content you enter or delete in future use.

arrow blue right bubbleRelated article:

Excel Productivity Tools

Ribbon of Excel (with Kutools for Excel installed)

300+ Advanced Features Increase Your Productivity by 70%, and Help You To Stand Out From Crowd!

Would you like to complete your daily work quickly and perfectly? Kutools For Excel brings 300+ cool and powerful advanced features (Combine workbooks, sum by color, split cell contents, convert date, and so on...) for 1500+ work scenarios, helps you solve 80% Excel problems.

  •  Deal with all complicated tasks in seconds, help to enhance your work ability, get success from the fierce competition, and never worry about being fired.
  •  Save a lot of work time, leave much time for you to love and care the family and enjoy a comfortable life now.
  •  Reduce thousands of keyboard and mouse clicks every day, relieve your tired eyes and hands, and give you a healthy body.
  •  Become an Excel expert in 3 minutes, and get admiring glance from your colleagues or friends.
  •  No longer need to remember any painful formulas and VBA codes, have a relaxing and pleasant mind, give you a thrill you've never had before.
  •  Spend only $39, but worth than $4000 training of others. Being used by 110,000 elites and 300+ well-known companies.
  •  60-day unlimited free trial. 60-day money back guarantee. Free upgrade and support for 2 years. Buy once, use forever.
  •  Change the way you work now, and give you a better life immediately!

Office Tab Brings Efficient And Handy Tabs to Office (include Excel), Just Like Chrome, Firefox, And New IE

  • Increases your productivity by 50% when viewing and editing multiple documents.
  • Reduce hundreds of mouse clicks for you every day, say goodbye to mouse hand.
  • Open and create documents in new tabs of same window, rather than in new windows.
  • Help you work faster and easily stand out from the crowd! One second to switch between dozens of open documents!
Say something here...
symbols left.
You are guest ( Sign Up? )
or post as a guest, but your post won't be published automatically.
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.