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    wrapping a custom date format (2000)

    Problem: I have a custom date format that requires the column wherein it is located to be wider than, say 12. When I keep the column at a 12 width, and tell the format to wrap, it doesn't do so. Is this possible to do some other way?
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    Re: wrapping a custom date format (2000)

    Since you don't show the format, a general idea is to convert the formulas using something like

    =TEXT(B6,"dddd, dd")&CHAR(10)&TEXT(B6,"mmmm, yyyy")

    and apply wrapp text to the cell format
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    Re: wrapping a custom date format (2000)

    Do you have a Date format or Wrapped TEXT? Wrapping only works on text, not on numeric (including date) formats. If you want to wrap a date, you will have to convert it to text, either by entering it as text or by putting the date in another cell and using the TEXT() function.
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    Re: wrapping a custom date format (2000)

    Legare,
    You are mistaken. You can WRAP a number format if you use CUSTOM FORMAT

    Enter in a Date (eg =now())
    Format - cells - Number tab - custom (no quotes)
    "dddd mmmm d, yyyy h:mm AM/PM"
    Between the "dddd" and "mmmm" enter Alt-0010 (from numeric keypad)
    Between the "yyyy" and "h:mm" enter Alt-0010 (from numeric keypad)
    change the alignment to wrap text, widen the row and you will have (or something like this):
    Friday
    September 6, 2002
    1:30 PM

    The Date display is wrapped and it is STILL a number!

    Steve

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