Monday, November 16, 2009

Add More Lines of Text in a Cell

Although the focus of Excel is numbers, there are times when you want to enter text into cells as well. Sometimes you may even want to add another paragraph (or perhaps just a line break) in a single cell. If you are working in Word, that’s easy – just hit the Enter key.

In Excel, however, hitting Enter will just take you to the next row below. “Bummer!” you say, but take heart, the solution is so easy it will make you laugh.

All you need to do is press Alt+Enter to start a new line in the cell in which you are typing or editing. That’s all there is to it! (See if you colleagues know that one…).

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