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Line break (return) in Excel 2011 Mac

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi Experts,

I'm wondering if it is possible to put a line break in a piece of text which resides in an Excel (2011, Mac) cell. Usually after a line break, the text continues in the cell (or new cell) below.
Is this possible and if so, how do you do that? Is there an escape-character or a workaround? I want to test this for a mail merge document I'm experimenting with.

Thanks!
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by:kavik379
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Did you try Shift-Enter?
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by:Mac2010
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I think so. If that is the soft line break, I have.
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by:McOz
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use alt+enter in a cell for a soft return.

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by:Mac2010
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OK, thanks. I will test the suggestions (and get back at it) later since Excel 11 is not installed on the Mac I'm working on now.
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Actually, I think it is Command-Option Enter (verified on Excel 2011).
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by:Mac2010
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Works for me too. Exactly what I was looking for!
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