Adjust the column size to see everything

Why?

So that every cell is wide enough to display the information that it contains, and so that you don't see the ##### sheet error.

How?

  1. Point to the separator to the right of the column that you want to widen.

Point to separator

  1. Drag the separator until the column is the width that you want.

Drag separator to change column width

Hints

  • To quickly set the column width to display everything, double-click the column separator.
  • To make text wrap within a cell, on the Home tab, under Alignment, point to Wrap Text  Wrap Text button, and then click Wrap Text.
  • To shrink the contents of a cell so that they fit in the current column width, on the Home tab, under Alignment, point to Wrap Text  Wrap Text button, and then click Shrink Text to Fit.

See also

Change column width or row height

Insert or delete cells, rows, columns, or sheets

Move or copy cells, rows, or columns

Display or hide cell values

 
 
Applies to:
Excel for Mac 2011