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hi ! i am using ms office 2007 ver. 12 and i would like to ask something regarding table text overlap with ms word.

by default, when you write a long text inside a cell, when the text reaches the length of the cell, it automatically jumps to the next line, not to the next row.

what i would like to accomplish is i would like to write text and overlap that text to the next row as you can see in the image below.



i have tried to experiment with different functions ... but this ain't my niche.

thank you very much in advance !!!

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anyone ? pleeeease.
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It won't do that naturally - you would have to merge the cells where you wished this to happen!
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Nope. It didn't do it. I'm thinking if we can do it in excel ... anyone ?
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Nope. It didn't do it. I'm thinking if we can do it in excel ... anyone ?
By this, you mean what?

Excel and Word have different default properties - unfortunately in this case, this is where they are designed to work differently!

In Word, you need to select 2 adjoining cells and merge them if you wish text to be shown in them as if they were one cell - In Excel, the original grid cell borders are not defined until something is entered into them - hence the ability to overlap! This only happens if no data is entered into adjoining cells, thus defining the new cell edge property.

That's it I'm afraid - no magic 'alter Word to Excel' button. Even creating in Excel and copying to Word won't work, because Word DOES define cell borders upon creation of a table - even when it's imported.

Sorry that I can't help you on this, but that's just the way it is!
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