In Excel, using line wrap with text, some cells will appear as ##.

In Excel, using line wrap for text, some cells will appear as ######### on 
one line. Attempts to correct the problem by re-entering the format 
(text-line wrap checked-top alignment) do not work. Even copying the style 
from a "good" wrapped cell does not correct the problem.
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RSCoyner (3)
1/19/2005 6:13:02 PM
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If it has to do with column width, double-click on the line between the 
column with the ### and the one to right, you 'll expand the column, exposing 
the full number.

EX: cell A1 has ####, so position the cursor between the A and the B column 
headers, on the line until the cursor turns into a black line with two 
arrows.  Double-click.

"RSCoyner" wrote:

> In Excel, using line wrap for text, some cells will appear as ######### on 
> one line. Attempts to correct the problem by re-entering the format 
> (text-line wrap checked-top alignment) do not work. Even copying the style 
> from a "good" wrapped cell does not correct the problem.
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Abi (19)
1/19/2005 6:21:06 PM
RS

Try formatting the cells as General.

Excel has problems with text-formatted cells when it gets above 250 characters
or so.


Gord Dibben Excel MVP


On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:13:02 -0800, "RSCoyner"
<RSCoyner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In Excel, using line wrap for text, some cells will appear as ######### on 
>one line. Attempts to correct the problem by re-entering the format 
>(text-line wrap checked-top alignment) do not work. Even copying the style 
>from a "good" wrapped cell does not correct the problem.

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Gord
1/19/2005 8:27:13 PM
Thank you for your comments. Your solution would work, but I do not want to 
expand the columns - I want it to word wrap so that I can see the text 
without increasing the width.

RSC

"Abi" wrote:

> If it has to do with column width, double-click on the line between the 
> column with the ### and the one to right, you 'll expand the column, exposing 
> the full number.
> 
> EX: cell A1 has ####, so position the cursor between the A and the B column 
> headers, on the line until the cursor turns into a black line with two 
> arrows.  Double-click.
> 
> "RSCoyner" wrote:
> 
> > In Excel, using line wrap for text, some cells will appear as ######### on 
> > one line. Attempts to correct the problem by re-entering the format 
> > (text-line wrap checked-top alignment) do not work. Even copying the style 
> > from a "good" wrapped cell does not correct the problem.
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RSCoyner (3)
1/19/2005 11:19:02 PM
Thank you for your response. I tried using the general format, but it did not 
work. If I format the cell using the number format, I can see the text. 
However, the text is not a number, it is a text!

RSC

"Gord Dibben" wrote:

> RS
> 
> Try formatting the cells as General.
> 
> Excel has problems with text-formatted cells when it gets above 250 characters
> or so.
> 
> 
> Gord Dibben Excel MVP
> 
> 
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:13:02 -0800, "RSCoyner"
> <RSCoyner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> 
> >In Excel, using line wrap for text, some cells will appear as ######### on 
> >one line. Attempts to correct the problem by re-entering the format 
> >(text-line wrap checked-top alignment) do not work. Even copying the style 
> >from a "good" wrapped cell does not correct the problem.
> 
> 
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RSCoyner (3)
1/19/2005 11:21:01 PM
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