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WordWrap w/Row Height Adjustment

Posted on 2000-02-27
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I'm using Excel 2000.  For some reason, when I have text in the cell that exceeds the width, when I do Format/Cell/Alignment/WrapText, it does not expand the row height to accommodate the wrap.  I have to manually increase the row height to view the entire text.

It used to adjust all at once - at least with a previous version on Excel.

Thanks.
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Question by:neoshiro
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by:calacuccia
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Hi Neoshiro,

what was the previous version: Excel 97 ?

Don't have 2000, but in Excel 97, the WrapText adjusts row height automatically, except for merged cells.

Calacuccia
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by:neoshiro
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Yes, it was '97.
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by:Noggy
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I've got both so I'll have a little look at 2000. Mind you, I used to have problems with 97 too at times: sometimes it would make the rows too large when it did this - and a double-click on the row boundary wouldn't fix it either :-( .
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by:klyjen
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neoshiro -- In my experience, the word wrap often only adjusts the cell height when the cell formatting is applied BEFORE the text is typed.  If you realize after the fact that you want to have the text wrap, the row height doesn't adjust unless you do it manually, or by auto-fitting the row (the same way you can autofit a column).  

And that's all in 97.

klyjen
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Another thought is that you may have manually adjusted the height before hand.  When you do this, Excel automatically turns off the auto adjust feature.
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by:neoshiro
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JenMartinez,
You got it!  I tested this by opening a new worksheet, input a long sentence in a cell, then did the Format/ Cell/ Alignment/ WrapText and it expanded the row height automatically.

Thanks, JenMartinez!
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