Merged Cells in Microsoft Excel
Merging cells in Microsoft Excel can cause problems. If you're developing a
serious spreadsheet, don't use this feature.
When you merge cells, you risk:
- Losing the ability to properly sort data
- Losing the ability to run VBA programming code on your data because it
doesn't handle merged cells very well, and a significantly larger amount of
code may need to be written to cover the merged cells
- Losing the ability to easily copy from and paste elsewhere, or paste to
If you absolutely must merge cells, use Center Across Selection instead,
available under the cell formatting dialog.
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