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{{Nowrap}} stops wrapping of specific text. It prevents word wraps (line breaks) within text or inside a link which contains spaces or hyphens ("-"). The size of the nowrapped text becomes the minimum width of that paragraph. Before you use this template you might want to read up on en:Wikipedia:Line-break handling.

{{Nowrap|these words stay together}}
{{Nowrap|a, b, c, or d.}}
{{Nowrap| merry-go-round }}
{{Nowrap| [[:en:4-part harmony]] }}
{{Nowrap| [[:en:Cascading Style Sheets|CSS]] }}
{{Nowrap| [[#Examples|Examples section]] }}

The template names {{Nobr}} and {{Nobreak}} are redirects that may be used instead of "{{ Nowrap | 

You may also specify additional CSS styles to apply to the specified text:

{{Nowrap|style=color:red|this red text renders on the same line}}
This code may render like this but not render like this
''They held {{Nowrap|style=color:blue|10 kg (22 lb)}} in total.''
They held 10 kg (22 lb)
in total.

or like this:

They held
10 kg (22 lb) in total.
They held 10 kg (22
in total.

nor like this:

They held 10 kg
(22 lb)
in total.
''He encountered {{Nowrap|style=color:blue|a tiger}} in the woods.''
He encountered a tiger
in the woods.

or like this:

He encountered
a tiger in the woods.
He encountered a
in the woods.

This template may be used with {{Wbr}} and {{Nbsp}} to control line-breaking in bulletless lists in infoboxes, to prevent wrapped long entries from being confused with multiple entries. See Template:Wbr/doc#Controlling line-breaking in infoboxes for details.

Templates have problems with parameter data that contains equal-signs "=" or vertical bars "|" (pipes). Note that this does not apply if the equal-sign "=" or vertical bar "|" is inside a wikilink or another template. In the case that there is a bare equal-sign "=" or vertical bar "|", consider using {{Nowrap begin}} + {{Nowrap end}} instead. However, there are also other workarounds:

For text that includes an equal-sign "=", precede the text with 1=, use a triple-brace unnamed parameter {{{|=}}}, or the {{=}} template. For example:

{{Nowrap|1=2 + 2 = 4}},
{{Nowrap|2 + 2 {{{|=}}} 4}}, or
{{Nowrap|2 + 2 {{=}} 4}}

which all render as this:

2 + 2 = 4.

For text that includes a vertical bar "|", escape the bar(s) with "|" or "{{pipe}}" or "{{abs}}". For instance, put two bars "|6|" like this:

{{Nowrap|&#124;6&#124; < 7}}  or  {{Nowrap|{{Pipe}}6{{Pipe}} < 7}}  or  {{nowrap|{{Abs|6}} < 7}}

which renders this:

|6| < 7

The actual code that does the job is this HTML+CSS code:

<span class="nowrap">This text will not wrap</span>

Spaces at the beginning or end of the text will fall outside the no-wrap tag in the rendered text due to Wikimedia rendering mechanisms.

The templates {{Nobr}} and {{Nobreak}} redirect here.

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Nowrap

Prevents word wraps (line breaks) within text or inside a link which contains spaces or hyphens (-).

Template parameters[Edit template data]


Text or link to be protected.


Additional CSS styles.

  • {{Nowraplinks}}...{{Nowraplinks end}} prevents wraps inside links while allowing wraps between links and in normal text. Very useful for link lists and easy to use.
  • {{Nowrap begin}}...{{Nowrap end}} prevents wraps in both text and links. For the trickier wrapping cases when you need full control, for instance in very complex link lists.
  • {{Spaces}} to produce multiple non-breaking spaces (or a single one).
  • en:Wikipedia:Line-break handling, the how-to guide about word/line-wrapping/breaks at Wikipedia.
    • In particular, to avoid line wrapping when quoting a passage such as a poem or computer code, see {{Quote#Line breaks}} - e.g. Template:Blockquote with "poem" tag.