How to limit cell size

I often download account transaction details from my bank’s web site in XLS format and the description column is very wide - more than 80 characters. When I try to print this to a single piece of paper, everything is so far zoomed out that it’s barely legible.
So I manually cut the description field to a reasonable size.
Is there a way in Calc to limit a cell size to cut the information at, say, 40 characters?