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Microsoft Word has a feature that will reveal formatting symbols which makes
editing easier. The button looks like a backwards 'P'. Does Excel have such a
feature that will reveal formatting symbols such as spaces, tabs, and line
returns?
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Not really.

If you turn off wraptext you will see Tab(char 10) or an incell
linefeed(char 10) character as a square box symbol.


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Microsoft Word has a feature that will reveal formatting symbols which makes
editing easier. The button looks like a backwards 'P'. Does Excel have such a
feature that will reveal formatting symbols such as spaces, tabs, and line
returns?
--Thanks for any help.


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Chip Pearson has a very nice addin that will help determine what those cells
really contain:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/CellView.aspx

Typing in OPA wrote:

Microsoft Word has a feature that will reveal formatting symbols which makes
editing easier. The button looks like a backwards 'P'. Does Excel have such a
feature that will reveal formatting symbols such as spaces, tabs, and line
returns?
--Thanks for any help.


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