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Show full contents of cell and enhance editing in Excel

In Excel, it only displays part of contents or formula if there are too many characters to place in a cell which may be somewhat inconvenient for checking and editing cells. Here the advanced editor – Enhanced Edit Bar, one of tools in Kutools for Excel, can display all content or entire formula of the active cell in a window, also can support directly editing in the window.

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Enable this utility by clicking Kutools > Enhanced Edit Bar. See screenshots:

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In the Enhanced Edit Bar window, you can view the entire content or formula of the active cell.
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Also, you can directly edit and change cell content in the Enhanced Edit Bar window, the cell content will be changed as the contents changed in window.
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1. shot pin: While you put down this button in the Enhanced Edit Bar window, the position of the Enhanced Edit Bar window will be fixed and not be moved with selected cell.

2. shot fx : While you put down this button in the Enhanced Edit Bar window, it displays the entire formula of active cell, otherwise, it shows the cell value that cannot be edited in the Enhanced Edit Bar window. See screenshot:
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3. shot set: Click this button, it will pop out a dialog for you to specify the working scope of the Enhanced Edit Bar feature.
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If you check Specified Range checkbox, and select a range, then the Enhanced Edit Bar window will pop out when you click cells in this specified range, otherwise, it will pop out no matter which cells you click.

And you also can specify the scope (Current worksheet, Current workbook, or All workbooks) as you need.

4. In the Enhanced Edit Bar, you can use these shortcuts:

  • Enter: go to next cell;
  • Ctrl + Z: undo this operation;
  • Ctrl + Enter: wrap text.

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