Excel 2007 - Stop long text from flowing to blank cell


I have some very long text in multiple cells.  I do not want to wrap the text.  I do not want the text to flow through into the adjacent blank cell(s).  How do I prevent the text from flowing outside of its cell?
ChrisIT ManagerAsked:
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One way might be to filll the adjacent cells with Nulls - eg: =REPT("",1)

(the Nulls would prevent the cell to the left encroaching)
Mark the column with the text and set row height manually to standard height (12.75).
Then wrap text anyway. The text will wrap but not show more than one line.


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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Good point, Zekalita!
ChrisIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
That's perfect!  Thanks!
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