moderated Re: Width of cell in Excel

Milton Ota

If you need a wider cell in a spreadsheet an option is to merge cells and you don't have to worry about word wrap. Generally I have found that if you are using the default cells across a row, you can get eight cells in portrate mode on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper.

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From: <> On Behalf Of brian albriton
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: Width of cell in Excel

Actually, how much text Will fit in a cell? I’m told if you put too much text in a cell it just plain doesn’t look right

On Sep 22, 2020, at 5:45 PM, Zel Iscel <> wrote:

Cheers Anne, I’ll try that next time.

Zel Iscel
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On 23 Sep 2020, at 5:14 am, Ann Byrne <> wrote:

Often if the screen is restored, not maximized, the commands don't work as advertised.
At 02:38 PM 9/22/2020, you wrote:

For automatic row height adjustment, it's alt h then o then a.

To manually adjust row height, it's alt h then o then h.

For automatic column width, it's alt h then o then i.

To manually adjust column width, it's alt h then o then w.

My Jaws versions of 2018 and 2019 don't always respond to these commands so I press alt h then tab to cells format then press enter, and I can choose between row height, column width,etc with the up and down arrows. Or sometimes I'll restart Jaws, but that doesn't always help either.

Hope that helps.



Zel Iscel

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From: <> On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Wednesday, 23 September 2020 3:10 AM
Subject: Re: Width of cell in Excel

Well, it seems to be less obvious these days.

I'll post a link to a Microsoft support page below, but one way to get there is to press alt+q, type cell width, arrow down to cell width and hit enter.

Maybe there is a more direct way.

Here is the page I got from searching the web:



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<<>> On Behalf Of kevin
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:48 AM
To: <>
Subject: Width of cell in Excel

Hello, I'm using most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2020. I'm also using Office 2016. I want to change the width of a cell. When I got to the spot to change the width it said it was 8.11. Is that the number of characters that can fit in the cell?

Then to change the width of a entire column, I would have to
highlight the column and then make the size of the cell wider.
Cheers, Kevin

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