How do I merge cells with multiple data values?

I've tried highlighting the two cells which are in the same row.  It 
suggested that I format and align.  Both of which I've tried.  I keep getting 
the same error message, "The selection contains multiple data values. Merging 
into one cell will keep the upper-most data only."  I need to make the cells 
one with all my information.  Is this possible?
KatMic (1)
11/28/2005 8:17:05 PM
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Not knowing what you want to do, let me make a suggestion.  Put all your 
data into the first cell and leave the second cell empty.  Select both 
cells.  Click on Format - Cells - Alignment tab.  In the "Horizontal" box 
click on "Center Across Selection".  Does this work for you?   HTH   Otto
"KatMic" <> wrote in message
> I've tried highlighting the two cells which are in the same row.  It
> suggested that I format and align.  Both of which I've tried.  I keep 
> getting
> the same error message, "The selection contains multiple data values. 
> Merging
> into one cell will keep the upper-most data only."  I need to make the 
> cells
> one with all my information.  Is this possible? 

ottokmnop (389)
11/28/2005 8:31:37 PM

That is the nature of merged cells.  The data from only the top left cell will
be retained.

Merged cells cause no end of problems with sorting, filtering, copying,
pasting and other functions too numerous to remember or list.

Go with Otto's "center across" whenever possible.

To get the contents of two cells into one......

=A1 & B1

=A1 & " " & B1  if you want a space between contents.

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 12:17:05 -0800, KatMic <>

>I've tried highlighting the two cells which are in the same row.  It 
>suggested that I format and align.  Both of which I've tried.  I keep getting 
>the same error message, "The selection contains multiple data values. Merging 
>into one cell will keep the upper-most data only."  I need to make the cells 
>one with all my information.  Is this possible?

11/28/2005 10:13:07 PM

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