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When you see all xxxxxx's in a cell in Microsoft Excel, it means that the content of the cell is too wide to fit within the column width. This is also known as the "#####" error.

To fix this issue, you can try one of the following solutions:
  1. Adjust the column width: Hover your mouse over the column header until the cursor changes to a double arrow. Then, click and drag the column boundary to the right until the content is visible.
  2. Change the font size: If adjusting the column width doesn't work, you can try reducing the font size of the cell contents. Select the cell(s) with the xxxxxx's and then click on the "Home" tab in the ribbon. In the "Font" group, click on the drop-down menu next to the font size and select a smaller size.
  3. Wrap the text: If the content of the cell is a long sentence or paragraph, you can try wrapping the text within the cell. Select the cell(s) with the xxxxxx's and then click on the "Home" tab in the ribbon. In the "Alignment" group, click on the "Wrap Text" button.
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do you mean ########?
if so, it means your column isn't wide enough to display the data.

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If you do mean ###### then you need to double click between the column
headings to make the cell wide enough to see the content.
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It could mean a few things.

1. The columnwidth is too narrow to show the number.

Widen the column or change the font size of that cell. Or change the
numberformat to General.

2. You have a date/time in that cell and it's negative

Don't use negative dates. If excel was helping you, it may have
changed the format to a date. Change it back to General (or some
other number format).

If you need to see negative date/times:
Tools|options|Calculation Tab|and check 1904 date system
(but this can cause trouble--watch what happens to your dates
and watch what happens when you copy|paste dates to a different
workbook that doesn't use this setting)

3. You have a lot of text in the cell, the cell is formatted as Text.

Format the cell as general.

4. You really have ###'s in that cell.

Clean up that cell.

5. You have # in a cell, but it's format is set to Fill.

Change the format
(format|cells|alignment tab|horizontal box, change it to General.

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