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Microsoft Excel  - Working with text in an Excel Spreadsheet
Increase the size of the column or row:

1.  One way to allow more text to appear in a cell is to make the column wider. With the cursor, point to the boundary line in between the column letter headings (A, B. C, etc.) until the cursor becomes a double-headed arrow. Drag the boundary to the right until the column is the width you want.
The same can be done with the rows.

2.  The width of a column can also be changed by choosing Format in the menu bar. Drag down to Column and over to Width. Type the size (in inches) that you would like the column to be.
The same can be done with rows. Choose Format in the menu bar. Drag down to Row and over to Height. Type the size (in inches) that you would like the row to be.
 
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Set text wrapping in the cell:

1.  If a large amount of text is typed in a cell it will overflow into the next cell (see column D (Description) below). If You would like the text to remain in the cell, set text wrappping in the cell.
 
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2. To set text wrapping, first select the cell (click the cell) or column (click the letter heading).
From the menu bar choose Format. Drag down to Cell. In the Format Cells window click the Alignment tab.

3.  In the Text control area, click the box next to Wrap text.
In the Text alignment area, select Top from the drop down menu for Vertical. Click OK. An example is below.

 
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