XL2000: Justify Command Does Not Insert Spaces Between Text from Each Cell

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When you select text in separate cells, if there is not a space between the last word in a cell, and the first word in the following selected cell(s), the space is not inserted when you use the Justify command (on the Edit menu, point to Fill).

Earlier versions of Excel insert a space between the words when you use this command.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
To temporarily work around this problem, before you use the Justify command, add a space to the end of the last word in each selected cell.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 252730 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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