Is it possible to define an arbitrary string indicative of text overflow in a Calc cell?

The CSS specification describes the text-overflow property. This property defines how overflowed content (content that doesn’t fit within the corresponding box) is indicated to the viewer. Is there a way to “style” a cell in Calc in a similar manner? In particular, is it possible to have Calc display an ellipsis in lieu of overflowed content (indicating the presence of overflowed content to the viewer)?

No, there’s no such setting in Calc.

Thanks – disappointing but c’est la vie. Appreciate your taking the time to respond.

You can test the string length, and if long, trim it and add “…”. This is not exactly the same as CSS, but it is a workaround. It does depend on character widths. If you use a fixed width font it will work pretty well.