Text entry query

I am entering 5 lines of text into a block of cells and have Merge Cells
selected in Format | Cells.
When the last line exceeds a particular point in the text all that shows
when I try and enter it is a single long line of #s.
That line is not the longest line.
Help anyone?

Brian Tozer

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12/10/2003 1:37:27 AM
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Try formatting the cell as General (not Text).

If you need more than 1000 characters to show up in the cell, add a few
alt-enters to force a new line--you didn't ask--but it's a common question with
cells containing a lot of text.

Brian Tozer wrote:
> I am entering 5 lines of text into a block of cells and have Merge Cells
> selected in Format | Cells.
> When the last line exceeds a particular point in the text all that shows
> when I try and enter it is a single long line of #s.
> That line is not the longest line.
> Help anyone?
> Brian Tozer


Dave Peterson
ec35720 (10082)
12/10/2003 2:46:15 AM

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