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XL2000: How to Copy the Text Within a Text Box to a Cell
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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that copies the text within a text box and pastes it into a spreadsheet.
After following the steps outlined in this article, you should see the text appear in the various cells in column A, starting with cell A1. Each separate cell should contain the text of one text box.
NOTE: In Microsoft Excel 7.0 and earlier, if a text box contains more than 255 characters, numeric data appears in scientific notation. If the data in the text box is alphanumeric, the cell holds only the first 255 characters of data. Microsoft Excel 2000 can hold a maximum of 32,000 characters per cell.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)To create a text box in Microsoft Excel, follow these steps:
Sample Visual Basic Procedure