Inserting Columns in Excel

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: intel

I have just switched from a Dell to an Imac. I have such a basic question. I cannot insert rows or columns. It says something like can't shift data off of page. Any ideas?
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On 7/8/08 10:47 PM, in article 59b539bd.-1@webcrossing.caR9absDaxw,
"" <> wrote:

> Version: 2008
> Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
> Processor: intel
> I have just switched from a Dell to an Imac. I have such a basic question. I
> cannot insert rows or columns. It says something like can't shift data off of
> page. Any ideas?
This has nothing specific to do with MAC, it is the same problem with both
Mac and Windows versions. The problem is that you have something (maybe a
space character that is hard to see) in a cell that would be "pushed" off
the sheet if you inserted columns or rows.

One way to find it might be to Edit-Go To Special, select Last Cell and
press OK. If this cell is further to the right and/or bottom than where you
think the last cell ought to be you must DELETE these extra rows and/or
columns. Do this by highlighting all the column headers to the right of the
real last column, and then pressing Edit-DELETE. Do the same thing for any
extra rows. Then SAVE and CLOSE the workbook. It should be OK the next time
you open it.

Bob Greenblatt [MVP], Macintosh

bob6686 (387)
7/9/2008 1:57:39 PM

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