How many characters can be typed in a single cell in Excel?
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Correct Answer: 32000
If you have a worksheet with large amounts of text in several cells. A few cells will not display all the text even with text wrapping and a smaller font selected.
In Excel there are two separate limitations at play: a limit on what can be entered in a cell and a limit on what can be displayed. In most cases, the limit on what can be entered in a cell is not a real issue; Excel allows you to enter up to 32,767 characters in each cell. All of these characters will show up in the Formula bar just fine.
The problem comes with the display limitation. There is a limit that Excel will display only the first 1,024 characters in each cell. In other words, if there is anything more than this in a cell (which could be likely in some circumstances), then it won't display; Excel pretends like it isn't even there. You can't get around this limit by changing fonts, cell sizes, wrapping status, or anything else.
Now, if the question is modified to ‘How many characters can be displayed in a single cell in Excel?' the correct answer would be b) 1024.