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I'm confused as to why this question was closed. The reason behind the question was programming related and is clearly regarding software commonly used by programmers. Any tips how I could improve it.

increase cell size limit in excel

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It kinda looks like a question regarding the usage of Excel, which is not an acceptable interpretation of "software commonly used by programmers". Maybe add a bit of background, eg. how you create the data you're opening? – Pëkka Jan 28 '13 at 15:10
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It seems pretty clear to me that that's not a programming "problem". That your app is creating a CSV file and you're opening it in Excel and the results aren't what you're expecting has nothing to do with your programming nor will it (probably) have a programming solution.

This problem would certainly be faced by anyone who has a CSV file with large amounts of data in the fields, not just programmers.

It would be very much on-topic at Super User.

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Thanks for saving me time, I was about to type the same ;-). – Toon Krijthe Jan 28 '13 at 15:10
Well, I guess if he'd added detailed info about how he's creating the data, what exactly it looks like, how it's getting cut by Excel (which position?), what character set the file is, etc., it'd have a chance of staying open nevertheless. It's arguably a grey area. – Pëkka Jan 28 '13 at 15:11
@Toon: I aim to please. – Al E. Jan 28 '13 at 15:11
Thanks, I will ask there. But I do think if you look through many of the other excel tagged questions you will find many similar things which have not been closed. – WebweaverD Jan 28 '13 at 15:11
@WebweaverD: And the standard answer there is: That's not evidence for why your question should stay open, but rather that these other questions haven't been noticed yet. By all means bring them to our attention. – Al E. Jan 28 '13 at 15:13
@WebweaverD: Remember too: "Closed" is not an end state. If you can edit the question to make it clearly a programming problem then it can be re-opened. – Al E. Jan 28 '13 at 15:15

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