#### How can I increase the character capcity of an Excel cell?

```The current maximum is about 1,100.
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Steve3367 (861)
10/26/2005 5:59:08 PM
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```Excel can hold 32k characters of text and around 1000 in a formula.  You
can't change this fact of life.

--
Jim
"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| The current maximum is about 1,100.

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jrrech (1933)
10/26/2005 6:10:30 PM
```You can increase the ability of the cell to *display* more characters (cell
can *contain* approx. 32,000) by strategically inserting forced line breaks
(<Alt> <Enter>) within the text.
--
HTH,

RD
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Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
==============================================

"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:442F16AB-1C7A-45CD-9A6F-E2C8282A2CDC@microsoft.com...
> The current maximum is about 1,100.

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
10/26/2005 6:15:29 PM
```Do you know how you can get the entire contents of the cell to print. I have
added the forced line breaks, but the contents still don't display in full
because of the limitation in row height within Excel (409).

I can only get the displayed characters to print.

Thanks

Mark

"RagDyer" wrote:

> You can increase the ability of the cell to *display* more characters (cell
> can *contain* approx. 32,000) by strategically inserting forced line breaks
> (<Alt> <Enter>) within the text.
> --
> HTH,
>
> RD
> ==============================================
> Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
> ==============================================
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:442F16AB-1C7A-45CD-9A6F-E2C8282A2CDC@microsoft.com...
> > The current maximum is about 1,100.
>
>
```
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johnstone (3)
12/20/2005 2:29:02 AM
```Have you tried widening that cell's column?  Changing to a smaller font?

Just curious...How many characters are in that cell?

Something like
=len(a1)
should help you answer.

Mark Johnstone wrote:
>
> Do you know how you can get the entire contents of the cell to print. I have
> added the forced line breaks, but the contents still don't display in full
> because of the limitation in row height within Excel (409).
>
> I can only get the displayed characters to print.
>
> Thanks
>
> Mark
>
> "RagDyer" wrote:
>
> > You can increase the ability of the cell to *display* more characters (cell
> > can *contain* approx. 32,000) by strategically inserting forced line breaks
> > (<Alt> <Enter>) within the text.
> > --
> > HTH,
> >
> > RD
> > ==============================================
> > Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
> > ==============================================
> >
> >
> > "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:442F16AB-1C7A-45CD-9A6F-E2C8282A2CDC@microsoft.com...
> > > The current maximum is about 1,100.
> >
> >

--

Dave Peterson
```
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petersod (12004)
12/20/2005 2:58:09 PM
```I'd be really interested in your answer to Dave's question, since I've
personally been able to display more then 5,000 characters.

Regards,

RD
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"Mark Johnstone" <Mark Johnstone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6A7C24E7-9E6F-4C40-9961-2D68CA5CDC8D@microsoft.com...
Do you know how you can get the entire contents of the cell to print. I have
added the forced line breaks, but the contents still don't display in full
because of the limitation in row height within Excel (409).

I can only get the displayed characters to print.

Thanks

Mark

"RagDyer" wrote:

> You can increase the ability of the cell to *display* more characters
(cell
> can *contain* approx. 32,000) by strategically inserting forced line
breaks
> (<Alt> <Enter>) within the text.
> --
> HTH,
>
> RD
> ==============================================
> Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
> ==============================================
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:442F16AB-1C7A-45CD-9A6F-E2C8282A2CDC@microsoft.com...
> > The current maximum is about 1,100.
>
>

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
12/20/2005 4:02:30 PM
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