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I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo

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right click cell - formatcells - alignment tab - wrap text.

"Jorge E. Jaramillo" wrote:

I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo

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Select the cells. FormatCellsAlignmentcheck 'Wrap text'

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"Jorge E. Jaramillo" wrote:

I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo

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ps. did you just get that gold medal jacob? well done congrats!

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

Select the cells. FormatCellsAlignmentcheck 'Wrap text'

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"Jorge E. Jaramillo" wrote:

I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo

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Thanks.

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ps. did you just get that gold medal jacob? well done congrats!

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

Select the cells. FormatCellsAlignmentcheck 'Wrap text'

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"Jorge E. Jaramillo" wrote:

I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo



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Default Cells not showing full text

What is the length of the text you enter, in number of characters?

Excel 2003 has a limit of 1024 characters that can be seen in a cell or
printed even though you can enter 32767 chars in that cell.

Adding the Alt + Enters increases that limit.

Not sure what the viewable limit is in Excel 2007


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP


On Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:51:02 -0700, Jorge E. Jaramillo
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I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo


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Wrap text is one of the first Excel tricks I learnt and I am already using it
on theses cells but that does not solve the visualization problem.

"Jacob Skaria" wrote:

Select the cells. FormatCellsAlignmentcheck 'Wrap text'

If this post helps click Yes
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"Jorge E. Jaramillo" wrote:

I use a spreadsheet to keep track of some tasks and sometimes the text gets a
bit long with all the description that is included, causing Excel not to show
the full content of the cell, not even if I drag the bottom margin of the
specific cell.

My work around has been to press Alt Enter to cause a line break (sometimes
at several points of a single task) and this way the text is shown complete.

Is there a way I can avoid this annoyance or is this some kind of limitation
of Excel?

Jorge E Jaramillo



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