Please help! Pick from a list function is cutting off data

elliemk

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I have a sheet where I often use the same values for words in the same column but on different rows.
When I right click the blank cell and choose pick from a list, it shows me the words from other rows in the same column, but when I choose one of the lines, it cuts off the words. So, if I have 45 words in one line, it will cut off the last words.

Here is an example:
Original cell contents that I want to use again
45-50 Years, one woman only, one mid adult woman only, one person, outdoors, day, golf course, putting, putting green, putter, golf club, hat, casual clothing, shorts, sports clothing, preparation, swinging, tree, full length, leisure activity, golf, sport, side view, color image, horizontal

Pick from a list line in blank cell
45-50 Years, one woman only, one mid adult woman only, one person, outdoors, day, golf course, putting, putting green, putter, golf club, hat, casual clothing, shorts, sports clothing, preparation, swinging, tree, full length, leisure activity, golf, spor

Why is it doing this and how can I get the function pick from a list to work so that it pastes all the words? Thanks very much for your help.
 

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texasalynn

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Re: Please help! Pick from a list function is cutting off da

Hmm! Looks like it is cutting off at 255 characters. Excel seems to like that number for cut-offs. :(

texasalynn
 

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