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How to split multiline cell contents into separated rows/columns in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2022-03-31

Supposing you have multiline cell content which is separated by Alt + Enter, and now you need to split the multiline contents to separated rows or columns, what can you do? In this artical, you will learn how to quickly split multiline cell contents into separated rows or columns.

Split multiline cell contents into separate columns with Text to Columns function
Easily split multiline cell contents into separate rows or columns with Kutools for Excel


Split multiline cell contents into separate columns with Text to Columns function

With the Text to Columns function, you can split multiline cell contents into separate columns.

1. Select the cells with multiline contents you want to split to separate columns, then click Data > Text to Columns. See screenshot:

2. In the first Convert Text to Columns Wizard dialog box, select Delimited option, and then click the Next button.

3. In the second Convert Text to Columns Wizard dialog box, only check the Other box, hold the Alt key and enter number 0010 into the following blank box. Then click the Next button. See screenshot:

4. In the third Convert Text to Columns Wizard dialog box, select a cell for placing the split contents in the Destination box, and finally click the Finish button.

Then the selected multiline cells’ contents are split into separated columns as below screenshot shown.


Split multiline cell contents into separate rows or columns with Kutools for Excel

If you want to split the multiline cell contents to multiple rows, the Text To Column feature may not help you. But, the Split Cells utility of Kutools for Excel can help you quickly split multiline cell contents into separate rows or columns. Please do as follows.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the cells with multiline contents you want to split to separate rows or columns, then click Kutools > Merge & Split > Split Cells. See screenshot:

2. In the Split Cells dialog box, you need to do as follows:

  • (1) If you want to split cells to rows, please select the Split to Rows option, otherwise, select the Split to Columns option.
  • (2) In the Specify a separator section, select New line option
  • (3) Finally click the OK button

3. In the next popping up dialog box, select a blank cell for locating the split text, and then click the OK button.

You can see the split result as bellows screenshots shown.

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Easily split multiline cell contents into separate rows or columns with Kutools for Excel

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Looking to take data from one cell and split it into the respective number of rows. I am trying to use the Split Cells function but it is not working as we expected.
Example: Cell B2 contains 00:02:03:05:  
I need rows to be entered and become
00:
02:
03:
05
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use separation by ":" and then transpose?
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I have a report that comes in with multiple cells in a row each having multiple lines of data that relate to each other (Part #, Cost, Price, etc). Is there a solution that will take these multiple cells with multiple relater lines and convert them into individual rows with the related data in line with each other?
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Here is a screen shot of what I am wanting to do
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Hi,
Did not see your screenshot. Please attach it with the below Upload files button. Thank you.
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i want three cell data e.g. Cell No B1, B2, B3 transfer to Column C, D,E
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Hi, select these three cells and press the Ctrl + C keys to copy them. Select the cell such as C1, right click it and select Paste Special > Transpose (in the Paste section).
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Thanks a Lot. You are a Savior!
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Following this process is deleting the second line of data, not splitting into a new cell. Please help!
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Same issue happening to me.
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Try Ctrl+J
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Good day,
The methods work well in my case. Which method caused the problem? The first method or the second one?
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