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

If 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 article, 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

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Easily split multiline cell contents into rows or columns in Excel

Kutools for Excel's Split Cells utility helps you easily split cell contents by space, comma, new line or other separators into separated rows or columns in Excel. See screenshot:

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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.


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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.

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1. Select the cells with multiline contents you want to split to separate rows or columns, then click Kutools > Text > 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.


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    Amol Patil · 8 days ago
    i want three cell data e.g. Cell No B1, B2, B3 transfer to Column C, D,E
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    Meghesh · 1 years ago
    Thanks a Lot. You are a Savior!
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    A Guest · 1 years ago
    Following this process is deleting the second line of data, not splitting into a new cell. Please help!
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      Kristen · 1 years ago
      Same issue happening to me.
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        gerson · 3 days ago
        Try Ctrl+J
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        crystal · 1 years ago
        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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    Julian · 1 years ago
    THANK YOU. Saved me so much time
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    Stephanie · 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for your help! You are a lifesaver! It worked for me.
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    Onur · 2 years ago
    For those who can't get it work with Alt+0010 may try Ctrl+J.
    You are welcome ;)
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      Eli · 1 years ago
      THANK YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!
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      Samay Soni · 1 years ago
      Bless you kind SIR YOU HAVE SAVED MY LIFE.
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      Tarun Kumar · 1 years ago
      Thank you very much, Ctrl+J really worked for me.....
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      nitin · 2 years ago
      you are Genius ! "Just when u think u have seen to much and about to think 'leave it' finds guys like you. The work is done.

      Cheers Thanks
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    sheri · 2 years ago
    not working for me as the option to add the 0010 is not available to me. I am only able to add one digit to that box. I am on a mac, excell version 15.31 2017.


    Any help ideas?
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      kurt · 2 years ago
      did you hold down the alt key while typing the number; it won't appear in the box.
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    Imran · 2 years ago
    This is extremely helpful ... thanks !!!