Is 255 characters in a cell the max?


M

Mike_S

After 255 characters (text) in a cell in Excel 97, the cell only displays a
row of ####. If I double click the cell the text will appear but as soon as
I move to another cell the pound symbols are displayed. I can't print the
sheet with the text showing. Doesn't matter how I resize the cell.
The Excel book says 255 characters are the max allowed per cell. Can this
limitation be changed?
 
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G

Guest

Mike,

I posted the same message the other day
under "Miscellaneous" and have just read the replies.
Although I haven't tried it yet, I was told to try to
change the cell format from text to general. Hope it
helps. Or you'll just have to be more parsimonious.

Janet
 
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D

Dave Peterson

xl97 supports up to 32k characters in a cell.

Try changing that cell's format from Text to General.
 

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