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At 14:39 17/03/2014 +1100, Hedley Finger wrote:
On 17/03/2014 1:43 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
 On 2014-03-17 15:29, Hedley Finger wrote:
I'm sure that I could set automatic sizing of cells to fit their contents in Excel. I want them to increase in height as more text is typed into them. Does anybody know how to do this? I searched Nabble and Help but couldn't come up with any answers.

In LO here the cell automatically re-sizes. I turn on wrap automatically in Format>cells>Alignment. Ctl-Enter produces a new line in a cell.

I have Wrap Text Automatically turned on but the cells are not increasing in height as more text is typed.

The "Wrap text automatically" setting appears to control only that: whether text beyond the right edge of a cell continues on the same line (the default) or is wrapped to a new line - and not whether any such new lines affect the row height. If you have set a specific height for the row, this is maintained irrespective of the contents; only if you have not done this will the row height adjust automatically if new lines are created in a cell, either manually or automatically.

If your row height is not responding to changes in the cell contents, you must have set a specific row height, I think. You can reset this by double-clicking the divider below the row header for that row. (You can do this for multiple rows by selecting them and double-clicking any divider.) Yes: that's a manual act rather than the automatic effect you are seeking, but once you have done it, the row will respond automatically to future changes - as you wish. If instead you drag the lower row edge to expand a cell manually, you will be setting a row height and spoiling the effect you desire.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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