In Excel column width can be modified, as can row height and width in Excel. Learn to modify Excel cells in this free Excel 2010 lesson.
By default, every row and column of a new workbook is set to the same height and width. Excel allows you to modify column width and row height in different ways.
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If you see pound signs (#######) in a cell, it means the column is not wide enough to display the cell content. Simply increase the column width to show the cell content.
Select AutoFit Column Width from the format drop-down menu, and Excel will automatically adjust each selected column so all of the text will fit.