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I m using Libre Office Calc on my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop and I need a help.

I am writing some data from other resource and save it for each row. I have only 2 columns which values are lengthy and rest 2 columns have only id, but those other column disturb my complete Spreadsheet. Even I tried to set

Text-Alignment vertical : Top and checked 'Wrap text Automatically' using Format Cells option

I want somehow only few words of those column to be visible so that i can write next row without scrolling each time, below is the screenshot for better understading, please tell me how to customize this.

Libreoffice Calc issue

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You show the current situation and from what I can read, you would like to keep the row height fixed and only show the first few words of each cell like the example below.

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In the example above, I did NOT set the automatic wrap around (since that causes an automatic adjustment of the row height). In column C, I added a single space, this way the overflow of text from column B is hidden. Cell B1 does show 2 lines because I added text with a line break inside the text. Thus each line only shows the first few words, but once you add a line break (Ctrl+Enter WHEN EDITING INSIDE THE CELL, NOT IN THE FORMULA BAR) leads to an extra row being visible. Hope this is what you are looking for!

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my scenarios is different, there can be white space in column B and i dont want to use any extra column.. as i need to export this – diEcho Mar 23 '13 at 10:07
There is nothing to prevent you from having just a white space in column B. You can remove the [Space]'s from Column C. The text from column B will then overflow over the various columns, right of column B. Is that a problem? – Robert Ilbrink Mar 23 '13 at 12:06

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