How to force or auto line break within an Excel cell?

In some cases, the texts are so long to place in a cell that the trailing parts are out of the cell, which will look untidy and not beautiful, in this case, we need to insert a line break for displaying the whole string within the cell in Excel as below screenshot shown.
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Force a line break within a cell

Auto line break within a cell


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To force a line break within a cell as you want, you can use the shortcuts.

Place the cursor at the location within the cell you want to force a line break, and press Alt + Enter keys together. Now a line break is inserted at once.
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Then you can insert the line break one by one.


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If you want to automatically insert the line breaks in a cell, you can apply the Wrap Text utility.

Select the cells you want to automatically add line breaks, and click Home > Wrap Text to enable the Wrap Text function. See screenshot:
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Now all selected cells have been auto line break based on the column width.
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    vashita vita · 2 years ago
    THANKS, YOU HAVE HELPED ME ON TEXT WRAP IN EXCEL
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