text overflowing to an adjacent cell

Copper Contributor

Very simple question.  I am using Excel in MS 365.  I had always seen text strings, with wrap off, that when longer than a current column width setting, would overflow to the adjacent cell.  Is there a switch to allow this or has it been eliminated?

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Wrap text in a cell

Microsoft Excel can wrap text so it appears on multiple lines in a cell. You can format the cell so the text wraps automatically, or enter a manual line break.

If you want to overflow from one cell to another then uncheck all cell formatting.

Change the format of a cell