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XL98: CTRL+SHIFT+" Keyboard Shortcut Limited to 1,024 Characters
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If you press CTRL+SHIFT+" (quotation mark) to copy a cell value, the value that you paste into the active cell may contain fewer characters than the value that you copied.
The CTRL+SHIFT+" keyboard shortcut, which is designed to copy the value (not the formula) from the cell above the active cell into the active cell or formula bar, is limited to copying 1,024 characters.
To work around this behavior, copy the value, and then use the Paste Special command. To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
In Microsoft Excel 98, the limit to the number of text characters that you can type in a cell has increased to 32,767 characters. Although the CTRL+SHIFT+" keyboard shortcut works as described in this article, the shortcut is designed to copy only the first 1,024 characters in the cell.
For more information about keyboard shortcuts, click Contents And Index on the Help menu (or on the Balloon Help menu if you are using a version of the Macintosh operating system earlier than 8.0), click the Index button in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
keyboard shortcutsand then click Show Topics. Select the "Use shortcut keys in Microsoft Excel" topic, and click Go To. If you are unable to find the information you need, ask the Office Assistant.
Article ID: 183898 - Last Review: September 11, 2002 - Revision: 1.0