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Automated way of removing line breaks within a cell in Excel

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I have inherited a large spreadsheet which contains a significant number of line breaks (using ALT + ENTER) within the cells of several columns of text. I am looking for a macro or automated way to remove all line breaks within cells so that the text wraps properly. I couldn't find anything in the "Find & replace" feature to address this...

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Andrea
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You can do with formulas in another column:

=SUBSTITUTE(C3,CHAR(10),"")

The ASCII code for "Carriage Return" is 10 so this will substitute all CRs with "". Might be worth changing to " " (Space) instead otherwise last word on one line will be concatenated with first word on the next.

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Or using Find and Replace:

In the find box press Alt and type 010
In the replace type a space

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Perfect. And I followed your advice on building in the " " (space). Thanks for your quick response...

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