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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

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    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Kidd View Post
    I have a long text chart (about 100 pages; no math) with several columns created by someone else. When printed, all cell lines are visible. I would like to increase the amount of white space at the top and bottom of each cell (i.e., more space above the first line of each cell and below the last line of each cell). I have looked through the Excel Help screens and my Excel manual, but I haven't discovered how to do this.

    I've created lots of charts like this in Word, and it's easy to increase the inner cell margins there. It seems like Excel must have a way to do this. Can someone help?

    Russ
    Hi Russ

    I download tons of junk thinking I might use it in the future, but never do, the following seems to be similar to what you are trying to achieve. I downloaded it so long ago I can't accredit which website it cam from. Hope it helps

    There is no intrinsic Excel command to add more space, as you can do in Word tables or with the CELLPADDING attribute in an HTML table. However, there is a way you can accomplish the desired goal, although it is somewhat more manual in nature. Follow these general steps:
    Select the cell you want to adjust.

    Display the Format Cells dialog box. (In versions of Excel prior to Excel 2007 click the Cells option from the Format menu. In Excel 2007 display the Home tab of the ribbon and click the small icon at the bottom-right of the Alignment group.)

    Make sure the Alignment tab is displayed.

    Using the Horizontal drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Using the Vertical drop-down list, choose Centre.

    Click on OK.

    Adjust your column width to leave the desired white space on both sides of the cell contents.

    Adjust your row height to leave the desired white space above and below the cell contents.
    The drawback to this approach, of course, is that it affects the width of not just one cell, but of the entire column and row. In addition, your numbers will not line up properly—on the decimal point—if you choose to centre horizontally. The way around this last issue is to still centre the contents horizontally, but use a custom number format for the cells, as follows:

    [???,??0.00;-??,??0.00]

    The question marks in the format forces Excel to leave space as if there were a digit, even if there isn't.

    You cannot change the vertical white space without adjusting row height. There is, however, one thing you can try if you want to change the horizontal white space: Adjust the indent value used in a cell. All you need to do is display the Format Cells dialog box, and then set the indent on the Alignment tab. If you are using Excel 2007or 2000 you can only adjust the left indent. If you are using a later version of Excel you can adjust either the left or right indent (check out the Horizontal drop-down list), but not both.
    Cheers

    Steve

    Asking the questions everbody wants the answers too but feels too stupid to ask themselves :-)

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