How to stop text from taking up more than 1 line?

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Is there a word-wrap or any other attribute that stops text from wrapping? I have a height, and overflow:hidden, and the text still breaks.

Needs to work in all browsers, before CSS3.

div {
  white-space: nowrap;
  overflow: hidden;
}
<div>test that doesn't wrap</div>

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You can use CSS white-space Property to achieve this.

white-space: nowrap

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Using ellipsis will add the ... at the last.

   <style type="text/css">
    div {
      white-space: nowrap;
      overflow: hidden;
text-overflow: ellipsis;
    }
    </style>

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Sometimes using &nbsp; instead of spaces will work. Clearly it has drawbacks, though.

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Just to be crystal clear, this works nicely with paragraphs and headers etc. You just need to specify display: block.

For instance:

<h5 style="display: block; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; overflow: hidden">
  This is a really long title, but it won't exceed the parent width
</h5>

(forgive the inline styles)

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Comments
  • white-space! That's what I've been looking for... 1,000 thanks... this is impossible to google for!
  • There is also a proprietary ie attribute called word-wrap (IIRC)... stupid IE.
  • Also consider "text-overflow: ellipsis;" It adds the ... at the end of your text if it goes outside the bounds of your container's width
  • I think the "this only works on block elements" comment is right. If you try this in an anchor, paragraph, heading, etc, this does not work. You need to do something like p.oneline { white-space:nowrap; overflow:hidden; display:block;}
  • Beware of hiding overflow; it means business.
  • Unfortunately, I can't do it in this circumstance