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Microsoft KB Archive/171722

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Article ID: 171722

Article Last Modified on 10/19/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171722


When you enter data in a cell, you may not be able to see the data in the cell. However, you can see the data in the formula bar.


This behavior occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • You change the horizontal alignment of the cell to left alignment and specify an indent value that is greater than the length of the string that is in the cell. -and-

  • You change the vertical alignment of the cell to justified alignment.


To work around this behavior, do not set the indent to a value greater than the number of characters in the cell.


This behavior is by design of Microsoft Excel 97.


For more information about aligning text, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text:

aligning, text in cells

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Align data at the top, center, or bottom of a cell" topic.

Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbprb KB171722