Then I used text-to-columns to break the single cell into multiple ones. It was tedious but it worked.
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I have seen it being done the wrong way for over 30 years! Thanks for your help Gracie. By the way, Gracie is a beautiful name!
Anyone know how to take hidden comments and move them to a new cell. Tried a copy, paste special and it just moved comments. Any way to copy entire comment into one new cell? The visual on that is a little confusing until you get used to it. How do I paste text with line breaks in one cell? Excel will break the text in multiple rows automatically but that is not the way I want it to behave. A bonus question: can I merge cells so that all the content from all cells would go to the merged cell?
When i copy the contents of this cell to another it appears in several rows. I have to do this often and its time consuming. Please help. I cannot replicate the problem you seem to be having with copying the multi-line contents of one Excel cell to another — on my end, it works fine.
What version of Excel are you using? I am using the Microsoft Office Excel When i type in multiple lines of data in a cell using alt enter i am unable to copy any selected part of the data content only to another cell. I am copying the whole cell and making changes to the content after pasting it.
If you want to copy just part of the cell into another cell, then do use double-click; just make sure you double-click both just before you copy and just before you paste. Use one method or the other as appropriate. I think he means giving each one a border. I am wondering the same. I am wanting to add addresses to an invoice I have designed on excel. I also want all the clients to be in a drop down list so I dont have to type them everytime.
Any ideas what I can do? You might try asking the question at answers. There must be a lot of people wanting to do […]. For example, if you look above at your hard break example with the 2 lines of text, I want to shrink the spacing between the lines, anyone know how to do that? What am I doing wrong? Im working on Mac Version Mark — See the reply to Scot above.
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I create a multi-column weekly report in Excel where I have one column of cells with multiple line breaks in each cell. In other words, the separate lines recorded in a single cell in the original output are put back into separate cells when I copy over from Outlook. I have tried copying the Outlook text into a Word table and then copying that back to Excel, but in all cases I lose the line breaks within the cell. Any ideas? This may sound a little harsh, but … can your supervisor not simply edit the file in Excel?
How did you two come up with this way of doing things? It sounds to me like your company needs the services of a good IT professional to set up some sort of environment in which your supervisor has direct access to the data that needs editing. Or you could let your supervisor write on a hard copy and you type the changes.
But the system you describe sounds maddeningly over-engineered to me. Flipping the data back and forth among various file types copying to Word, over to Outlook, then re-copying back to Excel is bound to cause formatting issues. Yes, I do attach the Excel spreadsheet, sometimes ONLY the spreadsheet, but the pertinent columns are always copied to Outlook and revised there and then returned to me.
No worries, we are revising the process anyway, so this was just a shot at a short term fix, but I was just curious if it was even possible. Thanks for your help! Some 5. None But on the Mac it comes up: 1. None Is there a way of fixing this? Who is Participating? Solutions Learn More Through Courses. Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by Enjoy your complimentary solution view. Get this solution by purchasing an Individual license! Start your 7-day free trial. I wear a lot of hats LVL Rgonzo Commented: Thanks guy, but sadly neither of those suggestions work.
The text still wraps in the pop up validation box. ProfJimJam, the solution in your suggested link only applies to text in a cell, not to the text in a data validation box. Any more ideas anyone? Or perhaps a workaround that allows for a pop up reminder that can be formatted as people select cells. I do hope this isn't just another 'Mac as second citizen' Excel issue that has been sorted on Windows.
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Thanks, in hope. Enroll Today! Sorry cannot see another way to change the input message. Not sure if I understand ProfJimJam? In the data validation under 'settings' I am checking that the number entered is 1 to 5. Then the data input message show message when cell is selected has those five lines, starting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I'm just trying to make it user friendly and want to avoid the text wrapping in the data validation input pop up box. Thanks anyway Rgonzo.
So I took your suggestion of following Benedikt's method to fill the empties with ' characters. Now I don't know whether I should upvote your answer, or his, or what! I'm even more confused. I can't see any suggestion to use ' in Benedikt's answer at all, including in old edits! I've upvoted both, just in case I just found Benedikt's method of filling all blank cells with an arbitrary value very compelling.
Excel, not this answer. Crowder Mar 8 '18 at Here's how I do it. Or Option 2: Fill all empty cells with 0 and use an Excel setting to hide zero values. Select "Blanks" and hit OK. All blank cells are selected now. Don't click anything. This will insert the value into all selected cells.
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Create new rule. Style: Classic, and Use a formula to determine which cells to format. Untick "Show zero values". Combined with the post from Benedikt I believe this is one of the easiest solutions as you don't have to hide anything. This worked best for me. Barrier column 2. Collapse the barrier columns by setting their column width to a small value Set the column width to a value such as.
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Wasn't this covered by Marcus Mangelsdorf's answer? Also note that Marcus explains a severe problem with this method - that if the contents of the cell are short enough, they will be duplicated. Nice, Thanks. Right click on cells need to re-format, choose "Format cells", and do the rest as your guidance. It worked. The second paragraph of the question: "I know I can avoid this by enabling "word wrap" and adjusting row height. Featured on Meta.