How many characters per cell

How many characters can you fit into one cell. 

We are having a problem with text being cut off when printing, but i
shows up when viewing on either Print Preview or normal view

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Excel Help on "limits" or "specifications" reveals that Excel will allow 
32,767 characters to be entered in a cell. 

However, it goes on to state that "only 1024 characters will be visible or can 
be printed" 

To work around this limitation, stick a few ALT + ENTERs in at appropriate 
spots, about every 100 characters.. 

The ALT + ENTER forces a line-feed and expands the 1024 limit. 

How far is not really known.  Just experiment. 

.........From Dave Peterson.......... 

I put this formula in A1: 
="xxx"& REPT(REPT("asdf ",25)&CHAR(10),58)&"yyy" 

And adjusted the columnwidth, rowheight and font size and I got about 7300 
characters to print ok. 

.........End Dave P................. 

Failing that, use a Text Box to store the text or MS Word which is a word 
processing application, unlike Excel which is not. 

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 13:03:57 -0500, aletoconstco
<> wrote:

>How many characters can you fit into one cell. 
>We are having a problem with text being cut off when printing, but it
>shows up when viewing on either Print Preview or normal view.

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP
6/19/2006 7:01:37 PM

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