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How to use shortcut to add new line/line break in a cell in Excel?

In Excel, when you type a long data into a cell, the data will spill over into next blank cells at default. And this tutorial is talking about adding new lines as you need in a cell when you type the long text string.

Add new line in a cell with shortcut


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To add new line breaks in a cell as you need in a cell, you just need to remember some hotkeys.

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Place the cursor at the place of the cell you want add new line break, then press Alt + Enter keys simultaneously. Then you can see the new line break added into the cell.

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Note: If your computer installed with Mac system, you can use the shortcut Control + Command + Return keys.


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