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I have a report that is generated automatically and is imported into excel or exported from a database into excel, but either way, it has about 40 columns of data. When it is opened in Excel 2013, there is a gap. all columns AA thru AZ are blank and it picks up after column Z with column BA. is there a setting within Excel that will prevent this “vertical page break” when the number of columns imported exceed 26?  After filling columns A thru Z, it skips over the AA-AZ columns and picks up at BA with the remaining columns.
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Is it really a gap, or is there a run of tab characters in the report layout?

What is the report generator in question? Is it Access or Crystal Reports or something else?

If possible, open the report in a text editor or MS Word and set it to show invisibles and non-printing chars.
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it is a gap from column AA to column AZ. The report is generated in an application called Cyberqueurey. when the report is viewed in its native viewer, it does not have the gaps. when viewed as a PDF, there are no gaps. When exporting to Excel 2013, it had the gaps. I'm looking for where the formatting is to see if there are the tab marks. I opened the report in notepad 2 and could not find anything. mostly it was unreadable. There was the same issue with Excel 2003 which was fixed by some one else, (of course) but no one remembers how it was done. I guess I'm looking for some setting in Excel where imports have a lot of columns. (more than 26).
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I do plenty of text imports into Excel with greater than 26 columns. it's not normally a problem.
Do you manually import the  file with the text wizard or is it pushed from the database to an Excel file?
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it gets exported from the database to the Excel file.
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