Hello and welcome back to Excel Tips and Tricks! This week we have a short Basic User-level post in which we are going to quickly summarise how line breaks and multi-line formatting works in Excel.
Wrap textNormally, Excel cells display text that is longer than the cell by overwriting on any blank cells to the right. This continues for as long as necessary:
If we use the option wrap text from the ‘Home’ menu, then Excel will break the text up into the relevant number of lines to show it all:
Adding line breaks
Ordinarily, line breaks are inserted by Excel according to the cell size. But we can add them manually with a line break, created by pressing Alt and Enter:
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