Formatting that shows only last characters of cell / inverted text wrapping


New Member
Jan 3, 2014
Hello everyone,

I couldn't find enywhere online answer to my question - how to format cell in a way that, whenever number of characters exceeds i.e. 360, it shows only last 360 characters of given cell. I want full content to be seen only after double click or after extending hight of the cell.

Also kind of "inverted text wrapping" would do the job. Excel default "wrap text" option allows only to "cut" last characters and keep initial ones visible when cell is shrinked and I need to it to work other way round - hide inital ones and show only the ending of the record. Text alignment to bottom doesn't provide expected result either.

Any clue how to do that?


Well-known Member
Nov 15, 2013
maybe change the cell to be right2left

cell formatting ... right to left

or put in a helper column next to original column

hide original column

=right(A1,360) in helper column ( formula assumes original data to be in A1 )


New Member
Jan 3, 2014
Thank you for your input. However, I tried all available "standard" formattings and it won't work in a way I need it.
Referring to the additional column - it's going to be used by many people and has to be as easy and intuitive as possible. So I want to keep one column without formulas that depend on excel literacy - and have it's solved with formatting.
Now I'm wondering if what I asked about is even possible...?

Nevertheless - thank you for giving it a try.

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