Make excel long text into overflow to formulas returning "".

In excel if you have long text in a cell that doesn't fit, it can overflow into the adjacent cell, as long as the adjacent cell is empty. I wonder if I could get the same behavior when I have a formula in the adjacent cell returning "". Unfortunately by default in this case, the text doesn't overflow.

I'm using Excel 2010
Laszlo BenedekAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
knowing what you're asking and wish to know how text can be overflowed to adjacent cell if it contains formula (or not blank), but apparently it seems that's the behaviour of Excel which we probably can't do that.

you may think a more creative way to display your long text.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Laszlo BenedekAuthor Commented:
OK, Thanks for clarifying. I think I'll just use a macro to make sure cells where the formula would return "", will actually be blank.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.