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How do I get selected text within a cell to remain bold in excel?

 
 
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      27th May 2006
In excel 2003, when I highlight only a few words of text within a cell and
select bold, the text reverts back to plain. The entire cell reverts back to
whatever formatting was used first. I didn't have this problem previously
and can't figure out how to get only the selected text to stay bold. This
happens in most, but not all cells. A few cells allow me to highlight only
selected text.
 
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Hans Knudsen
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      27th May 2006
What kind of format do you use in the cell?
If I use for example the format _(@_) or the Accounting format then I can't bold individual characters, but using the General format
I have no problems.

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> In excel 2003, when I highlight only a few words of text within a cell and
> select bold, the text reverts back to plain. The entire cell reverts back to
> whatever formatting was used first. I didn't have this problem previously
> and can't figure out how to get only the selected text to stay bold. This
> happens in most, but not all cells. A few cells allow me to highlight only
> selected text.



 
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bgeier
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      27th May 2006

I have never seen this before, however, Hans seems to have hit the nai
on the head.

I formatted column "E" to "Accounting" and column "F" to general
I entered some dollar amounts and text data into Column "E", I the
tried to bold the some of the values (and a word in the text), an
Excel rejected the change.

Then I copied copied column "E" to column "F" and retried th
experiment with the same results (Excel rejected the changes)
Next I changed the format to "General" and the values/text I ha
changed to bold (that did not change with "Accounting") and changed t
bold

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