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Cannot turn off Wrap Text in Excel

Posted on 2011-09-10
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Hello,

Sometimes when I paste text from another application (e.g. MS Word) into Excel, it comes in with Wrap Text activated while at other times it is not.  I'm curious as to why that happens.

Most of the time I can turn off Wrap Text so it is not much of a problem.  What is a problem though is that occasionally I am not able to turn off Wrap Text.  Is there an explanation for that and if so, how can it be corrected?

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Hello Steve,

as to why it happens, I cannot say. It must have to do with whether or not the text that is copied and pasted is formatted at the source in a specific way.

Also, if the Excel cell is already formatted to wrap text and only the values are pasted, then the text will wrap.

But once the text is in an Excel cell I don't see why text wrapping cannot be disabled. Open the formatting dialog and on the Alignment tab untick "Wrap text".

If that does not solve the issue, please post an Excel file that shows that behaviour.

cheers, teylyn
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Thanks for the reply teylyn.  Here is the file.

 EE-2011-0911.xlsx
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Hello Steve,

open the formatting dialog for the cell. Notice that the text alignment is set to Horizontal > Justify.

Change that to General and the wrapping will disappear.

I had not noticed before that this setting will do that. You definitely have a knack of putting your finger on pain points.

Have you ever considered a career as a usability tester for Microsoft?

cheers, teylyn
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