Can I do wrap around in a SharePoint 3.0 list?

I have set up a list in SharePoint with about ten columns. All of the columns except one can be answered with one to four words. Therefore, they take up little room in the list.

One of the columns, which asks for upgraded information, can take, say, 280 characters. When you save it, the comment just goes out to the right in one long paragraph. If you open in Excel or another program, it shows up in a wraparound format, which means I can see everything to the right of it on one page. Now, you have to scroll over. I suppose I could move it to the end.

I realize if it saved with the comments in four lines, for example, entries would take up four lines.

This seems like a huge limitation in SharePoint. As an FYI, I will be switching to O365 with SP in the cloud soon. Thanks for any help.
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Walter CurtisConnect With a Mentor SharePoint AEDCommented:
You can delete all of those web parts. Following the instructions in this link, using the code from above and you should be okay.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/cumgranosalis/2009/12/06/how-to-edit-the-content-and-html-in-a-content-web-part-in-sharepoint-2010/

Good luck...
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Serena HsiConnect With a Mentor Marketing ConsultantCommented:
Here's how to setup a column with word-wrapping:

Go to your list and...

Select Site Actions / Edit Page / Media and Content / Content Editor web part

Then, select HTML → Edit HTML Source from the ribbon

add the following html code:

<style type="text/css">
 
.ms-vh, .ms-vh2-nofilter, .ms-vh2-nograd, .ms-vh2, .ms-vb, .ms-vb2
{
    white-space: normal;
    text-align:center; 
    vertical-align:text-bottom;
    color:red;
}
 
</style>​

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Click OK to save and refresh the page.
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Bert2005Author Commented:
Thanks Serena,

I will give that a shot tomorrow. :)

Bert
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Serena HsiMarketing ConsultantCommented:
As for the color, use whatever you want for that color.. maybe black.
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Bert2005Author Commented:
Oh, I see that now...Yeah probably black.
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Bert2005Author Commented:
Wow, I probably should have said it was SP 3.0. Anyway, I get to list => Site Settings => Edit Page

Then I can't find Media and Content. I'm sorry. I browsed and clicked everywhere.

Thanks.
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
You will need to click on add web part, or insert web part, then you will see the category media and content, when pick the content editor web part.


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Bert2005Author Commented:
Thanks. Well, I got there in a slightly different way. But, I got there. Again, it's late, Sorry. I did get a window which said, Lorem Ipsum which I think means Placeholder text.
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Bert2005Author Commented:
Well, I am frustrated. I did get to the Contact Editor Web Part, added the code and saved.

Column width
It didn't change anything.

In trying different things, I have now added 14 web parts (all the same).
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Bert2005Author Commented:
Hi Walter,

I can't even find that view with the 14 web parts. :-( I think I know so little about SharePoint I have a difficult time explaining what I am trying to do or what I am doing. I looked at the link you sent (thanks), and it appears to be for SP 10.0. I am definitely using 3.0. But, even though the steps are different, I seem to get to the same place.

The snippet below seems to show where I may be going wrong:

SharePoint List
I have no problem getting the Contend Editor Web Part to come up, but I am guessing it is supposed to reference what I am trying to edit. Just because it is there, doesn't mean it is going to change anythng in the Referrals web part? I can pull up the Source Editor, and enter the code, but saving it does nothing. Also, I am not sure how it pertains to a specific column. This is probably not helpful, but when I select a New referral and type in the Next Day field, it wraps around. But, when I save it, the column Next Day on the site after the Fax column shows the same data as typed in the Next Day field, but it extends ten inches to the right.

I am just not very good at SharePoint. I am sorry. I could start over, but I am not sure it would be any different. It seems like when you are creating the list and making the column, it would let you create parameters. I mean it does, but it is only things like Yes/No, How many lines, One line, etc.
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