length of text string goes beyond cells are not visible

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by Guest, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    sometimes when i type a sentence in a cell smaller than the length of the
    sentence, the complete sentence is visible. And then sometimes the section of
    the sentence that extends beyond the cell is not visible. So, how do i make
    the complete string of text visible every time it runs beyond the width of
    the cell?

    Thanks in advance,
    Guest, Nov 2, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Chip Pearson Guest

    If the cell(s) to the right of the cell containing the sentence
    are empty, the text will be extended into the empty cells. If,
    however, there is data to the right of the cell, the display will
    be truncated.

    Chip Pearson
    Microsoft MVP - Excel
    Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
    Chip Pearson, Nov 2, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The neighboring cells do not have data. Just in case I cleared the contents
    of the adjacent cells. Still, the text is truncated... hmmmm?
    Guest, Nov 2, 2005
  4. Is the cell formatted to wrap text?

    Format|cells|alignment tab
    uncheck wrap text.
    Dave Peterson, Nov 2, 2005
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