Format texts within a cell


Board Regular
Jan 17, 2008
As far as I know, it's possible to format the text within a cell to the user's liking. For example, if in cell A1 there is the following text:

'My name is Sam'

Then the user is free to set My to red, name to blue and bold, and Sam to underlined, etc.

I have a workbook. On the same sheet, there are 2 cells that are very similar. They are both merged and centered cells from some other cells, and are formatted identically (general).

However in one cell I'm able to format each piece of text individually (as described above) and in other cell I'm not able to (the formatting ribbon options are grayed out).

What could possibly be causing this?

I'm using Office 2007 by the way.


MrExcel MVP
Jan 15, 2007
Put an apostrophy as the first character, does that allow rich formatting of the text?

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