Excel 2007: Why do I see ########?
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David Jessop  Identity Verified
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Jan 29, 2010

Hello...

I imagine this is an easy Excel question for someone who knows. I have a date field in my Excel accounting field and now instead of the date I see ########. This seems to have occurred randomly. I know that the dates are not lost because if I hover my mouse over the cells, the dates appear in a floating box; also, if I copy the text and paste it into another application, the dates appear rather than the #######. Thanks for any help on solving this!

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David


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Your cells are not wide enough... EOM Jan 29, 2010

... and Excel will display these # to show that there is content in such cells, but that it cannot be shown in full.

[Edited at 2010-01-29 21:33 GMT]


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Fool :-) Jan 29, 2010

Thanks ScottishWildCat, don't I feel like a fool now.

Saludos.

David


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Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
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Excel 2007: Why do I see ########?" Jan 29, 2010

David Jessop wrote:

Thanks ScottishWildCat, don't I feel like a fool now.

Saludos.

David


Basic motive for this is the one mentioned above by ScottishWildcat, but they may exist some others. One of them is that an operation result lands in a previously wrong formatted cell, like a number in a cell defined for dates.

[Editado a las 2010-01-29 21:42 GMT]


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