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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Excel Help :(

I'm trying to cut/paste large descriptions into excel, and instead of putting all the cut/paste into one cell, it goes and puts parts of the cut/paste in other cells.

Driving me nuts.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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double click the cell before pasting
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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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that is so awesome.

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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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shift+enter makes a cell multi-line, then paste and re-size.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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the default action of paste is to parse the clipboard contents by lines as well as horizontally by spaces or other detectable parses.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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if you're using a lot of text and/or clean up of text in your excel sheet consider looking also at asap utilities 'free' plugin.

quite a few handy tasks in there

http://www.asap-utilities.com/
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #7
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Looks like you got it figured out. But another thing to look at, you can right click on the cell and change the text properties so it enters other cells, gets cut off, wraps under or expands the cell, things like that.
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