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More than 256 characters in a cell in Excel

When I type in more than 256 characters in a cell in Excel, I am not able to view the contents. All that appears is a string of "#################"!

How do I avoid this

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Named Ranges. SheetLevel Named Range, Named Constants, Named Formulas ,Relative Named Ranges ,Dynamic Named Ranges ,Advanced Dynamic Named Ranges .
\r\nWorking With Ranges. FindLast cell/row/column etc.
\r\nFormula Reference Changer. Absolute to Relative etc.
\r\nSpecialCells Method
\r\nExcel Named Range Manager $
\r\nReturns a Range object that represents a range that?s offset from the specified range. Read-only.
\r\nexpression.Offset(RowOffset, ColumnOffset)
\r\n\\"expression\\" is required and should be a Range object.
\r\nRowOffset: Optional Variant. The number of rows (positive, negative, or 0 (zero)) by which the range is to be offset. Positive values are offset downward, and negative values are offset upward. The default value is 0.
\r\nColumnOffset: Optional Variant. The number of columns (positive, negative, or 0 (zero)) by which the range is to be offset. Positive values are offset to the right, and negative values are offset to the left. The default value is 0.
\r\nSub OffsetMe()
\r\n MsgBox Range(\\"B2\\").Offset(RowOffset:=-1, ColumnOffset:=2).Address
\r\nEnd Sub
\r\nIs the SAME as;
\r\nSub OffsetMe()
\r\n MsgBox Range(\\"B2\\").Offset(-1,2).Address
\r\nEnd Sub
\r\nReturns a reference to a range that is a specified number of rows and columns from a cell or range of cells. The reference that is returned can be a single cell or a range of cells. You can specify the number of rows and the number of columns to be returned.Syntax = OFFSET(reference,rows,cols,height,width)
\r\n=OFFSET(C3,2,3,1,1) Displays the value in cell F5.
\r\n=OFFSET(C3:E5,0,-3,3,3) Returns an error, because the reference is not valid.\", \"style=\\"background: #FFFFFF;padding: 2px;font-size: 10px;width: 550px;\\"\");" style="FONT-STYLE: italic" onmouseout="GAL_hidepopup();" rel='nofollow' href="">cell is formatted as Text, then it will display the #### when the text is over the limit. Reformat the cell to General and the text should again show.

Right click on the cell, click Format Cells, under the number tab, choose General.

Also, this ####, will occur is the cell width is to small.

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The OS should not impact on the performance of Excel..
Have you upgraded excel from 2000 to 2007 ??

Power formulas are tricky to manage at the best of times.
The formulas that you have wrote for years may have been on the knife edge ... i.e. just less than 256 characters.
Have you exceeded this limit ??

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