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    Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    Re-hello,

    I think this is an easy one. At least I hope so.

    When I go to the text box in this very forum to compose a part of a thread, the text box -- maybe only after I click Advanced or something -- fails to wrap words at the right edge of my screen (and the text turns into Courier New or something), which makes composition of a post laborious and prone to mistakes.

    What solutions are there? Thanks.

    Also, now that I have your attention, may I ask what the best way is to upload a workbook for use by an expert on this forum? Does this forum's software allow the expert and me to make changes to the same workbook or is that done outside the forum? If outside, what's the best way? For that matter, if inside what's the best way?

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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    I don't know about the first part of your query - it's never happened to me.

    For the second part, it is always preferable to attach a sample Excel workbook (rather than a picture of one, which can't be edited).

    To do this, click on Go Advanced (below the Edit Window) while you are composing a reply, then scroll down to and click on Manage Attachments and the Upload window will open. Click on Browse and navigate to (and double-click) the file icon that you want to attach, then click on Upload and then on Close this Window to return to the Edit window. When you have finished composing your post, click on Submit Post. Don't try to use the Paperclip icon (or Attachments button), as this does not work on this forum (hasn't worked for about 3 years).

    A contributor can then download your file and work on it, and will often re-attach it in its amended form in a reply to you.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    Whilst we're dealing with generic issues, John, would you please update the location field in your user profile to tell us broadly where you are (e.g. UK, Australia, Europe, etc.). It doesn't need to be too specific, but members do need to know as it will affect the nature of some solutions offered because of locale differences. "Earth" is not helpful. Thanks!
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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    January 22, 2019

    AliGW,

    I have changed Earth to North America. Also, being a Forum Moderator, do you know the answer to my question above? It is as follows:

    I think this is an easy one. At least I hope so.

    When I go to the text box in this very forum to compose a part of a thread, the text box -- maybe only after I click Advanced or something -- fails to wrap words at the right edge of my screen (and the text turns into Courier New or something), which makes composition of a post laborious and prone to mistakes.

    What solutions are there? Thanks.

    UPDATE. It happened again, after I performed the following steps:

    1. Click Reply to Thread, and observe the cursor in the text box where I composed this message up to the word "Thanks."

    2. Click Go to Advanced.

    3. Observe that the new text box, titled "Your Message" at the top, no longer wraps words at the right side but rather continues to flow past that right edge.

    This is really irritating.

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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    I also have not seen the text issue you refer to. Next time it happens, could you maybe get a screen shot for us?
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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    I have seen it, but only when I give infractions. In other dialog boxes, I get the word wrap as expected. This could be a browser issue, though - which browser are you using? Or does this happen for you in all browsers? Are you working at a desktop PC or on a tablet?

    You do not need to Go Advanced to respond to posts - all the edit facilities you will need are there in the quick reply box. I only Go Advanced when I attach workbooks.

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    Re: Inquiry about Excel Forum itself--word wrap

    FDibbins, let me try it now. This will be one really long paragraph just to see whether I can get the word wrap to fail and to see whether the font changes to Courier New or perhaps Antidisestablishmentarianism Sans Serif Bold or maybe Banker's Gothic Light Italic All Caps. Then I will take a screen shot or two and try to figure out how to make it visible to you, Mr. Dibbins of Duncanvilles, Pannsylvanie, and poster of an astonishing 45,900 posts to this forum since 12/29/2011.

    This is the second 'graph. It is much shorter.ScreenShotExcelForum01.jpg