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How to filter all cells with line break or carriage return in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2018-07-10

Normally, you may press Alt + Enter keys to wrap the cell contents to multiple lines within a cell, but, how could you filter all cells with these line break characters in Excel?

Filter all cells with line break or carriage return by using Filter function


Filter all cells with line break or carriage return by using Filter function

The following steps can help you to filter all cells which contain the line break characters, please do as this:

1. Double click the cell which below the column data that you want to filter, and then press Alt + Enter keys to input a single line break, see screenshot:

doc filter line break 1

2. Then click the first cell of the column that you want to filter, and then click Data > Filter, then click the drop down arrow to select Text Filters > Custom Filter, see screenshot:

doc filter line break 2

3. In the popped out Custom AutoFilter dialog box, select contains from the drop down list in Text String section, and then choose blank row which contains the line break you are created at the adjacentt the drop down, see screenshot:

doc filter line break 3

4. Then choose And option, and go on selecting does not equal from the second drop down list, then choose the blank row again from the drop down, see screenshot:

doc filter line break 4

5. Click OK button, and all cells with line break characters have been filtered out as following screenshot shown:

doc filter line break 5

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