Click anywhere inside a cell and you get an option to select table columns as "Responsive" or "Fixed Width" (write under the dropdown that lets you pick headings, or paragraph or preformatted etc.). If you choose fixed width and adjust the width, then as you type, the text will automatically wrap.
Has anyone ever seen a case where the word-wrap looks fine in EDIT mode but not OK in VIEW mode. In other words:
Running Confluence Server 5.9.7.
Sandy, I don't think the option is there in 5.8. I checked the documentation of 6.1 which has it (in 'Edit your table'):
but the 5.8 doesn't seem to have the same option:
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