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28-Apr-2012, 12:30 PM #1
Solved: MS Excel 2011 for MAC cell border formatting error
When I am using MS Excel for MAC OSX 2011 the following happens:

When I want to format the borders of the cells, i.e. make the lines thicker or custom, the program pops up the error seen in the attached image.


It reads "Font size must be between 1 and 409."


I did not make any font-related actions prior to selecting the cell formatting (i.e. no fat-fingered delete of font size for example)
Does anyone have a solution/idea for this issue.?


Thanks

Mike
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28-Apr-2012, 12:43 PM #2
Try selecting the cells you are changing and set the text size. (Even if cells empty)
Now try again to do border formatting.

It could just be a weird bug but I've read that helped some people with same problem.

Edit: Additional info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312260
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28-Apr-2012, 12:57 PM #3
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Originally Posted by Headrush View Post
Try selecting the cells you are changing and set the text size. (Even if cells empty)
Now try again to do border formatting.

It could just be a weird bug but I've read that helped some people with same problem.

Edit: Additional info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312260
Wow.......awesome and accurate advice...THANKS!


After I highlighted/selected the cells I wanted to effect a border format to, I just clicked the font size drop down window and selected the font that was already defaulted (like re-confirming the defaulted font size)

And........it worked (just like it does in the windows version of Excel)

Thanks again
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