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    How do I get rid of this problem? I can't format my cells...it keeps giving me this message. How can I either get around this problem or delete existing "formats" that aren't needed?

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    Scroll to the bottom of the Custom Number Format list and start deleting formats that you don't need.

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    Well, it's not just custom number formats. I've done this before. Excel isn't letting me format cells in other ways (fill-in, justifying, lines, etc.)

    ????

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    This post never really got a sufficient answer - I am also having this problem. Anyone have additional information?

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    This doesn't resolve the problem but does provide a little more info (fr the MS KB):

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q213904

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    hi

    sorry did not se this feed till now

    Excel does hit high limit tp x cells formatted MAX and not more how this is worked out ???

    I suggest removing dead formulas and archiving old data.. only keep formulas you need stops max leverl and boat file size

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    Do you have lots of Charts in the workbook? These things are notorious for overusing fonts.

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    can i ask do you use a sum column say 5000+ whicj are formatted eveb bold or italics??

    This all counts.


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    Hmmm...interesting. This only happens with really large spreadsheets...where I have a bunch of formats, etc. I just wish Excel didn't have a limit on formats.

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    On 2002-04-18 19:51, roger wrote:
    Hmmm...interesting. This only happens with really large spreadsheets...where I have a bunch of formats, etc. I just wish Excel didn't have a limit on formats.
    Hi Roger:
    Even in a large spreadsheet you may have cells formatted in columns and rows that span beyond your useful data range. So you may want to delete all columns past your useful data range, and then similarly delete all rows past your useful data range, then save the workbook, reopen and gage the difference.

    HTH
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