How do I change the number of characters per cell?


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Guest

If pasting longer texts into cells, part of them gets lost. Use the Alt+Enter
for every cell could be the solution, but really painstaking one. Is there
any way how to cancel this limitation or how to increase the default number
of characters for all files?
 
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Paul B

Lenoch, from excel help,

Cell content 32,767 characters. Only 1,024 display in a cell; all 32,767
display in the formula bar.

but as you have found out,
If you add alt-enters every 80-100 characters, you will be able to see a lot
more than 1024 characters


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G

Guest

Thanks for the answer,

My problem concerns the export of data from Access to Excel. Access does not
provide export of queries, so I tried “Tools-Office Links-Analyze It With Ms
Excel†to get the data in Excel. The problem is that longer texts were cut
somehow off. Only about first 250-300 characters were imported. Have you got
any idea where the problem is?


Paul B píše:
 
P

Paul B

Lenoch, I do not use Access and have no idea what might be causing this,
maybe somebody else will come up with and answer.
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Paul B
Always backup your data before trying something new
Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it
Feedback on answers is always appreciated!
Using Excel 2002 & 2003
 
S

Stan

I ran into this recently while moving data from one Excel spreadsheet
to another using VBA. It appears the limitation is 255 characters. In
Access you can look at the table design and deterimine if the field
type is Memo (possible 65,535 char) or Text (max 255 char).

If it is Memo then you would probably be better off manipulating the
data in Access by creating a new query and then export it to Excel.
You said that you can't export a query Access, but you can export the
results to Excel.
From Access:
-Click File > Save As/Export (Maybe File > Export, Depending on the
version of Access)
-If you get the Save As/Export choose to external File and Click OK.
-If you get File > Export, next Step
-You'll see the Export or Save As dialog box. In the "Save as type:"
dropdown box at the bottom choose Excel.
-Now click Export.

HTH,
Stan
 
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Real Answer Re: How do I change the number of characters per cell?

Go to Data, click validation and select "allow any value"
 
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