#### error

kohlheppk

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I am working in a worksheet that I have a column named description. I formatted the column so that it wraps the text entered. I have a few cells that despite the fact that I try to extend the column or resize that paricular row, I cannot have the text appear. I have even tried to decrease the font size but that only makes the #### smaller. Is there anything that I can do about this?
 

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Usually this is because the cell contains a number that is too large to display given the current column width.

But you say you have adjusted the column width.

So what does the offending cell contain?
 
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According to Excel's help, this error is caused by a too narrow column width, or, trying to perform a substraction between dates that result in a negative date (Using the 1900 system). So, is any of them ?
 
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If you are using text strings, even with word-wrap, you are limited to a string length of 255 characters.
 
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You can try formatting the cell to:
Format-Cells-Alignment, Word Wrap, Vertical:Top. For cell text functions a cells width(column) is more important than hight(row).

Also you can override this limit with a text macro. Even with the macro width is more important than hight and you must format the cell as in above. JSW

Sub myText()
[A1] = "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb" & _
"cccccccccccccccccccccc ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ff " & _
"ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg " & _
"hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk l " & _
"kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk " & _
"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" & _
"cccccccccccccccccccccc ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ff " & _
"ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg " & _
"hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk l " & _
"kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk " & _
"xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

End Sub
 
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