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Using a Text Field and a CR within a Cell

Posted on 2014-07-21
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EE Pros,

I'm using a particular cell in a WS to put in notes about a particular record.  Here's the problem, when I try to add a Carriage Return, it moves my cursor to another cell.  I tried changing the cell type to "Text" but still, I can't do regular typing notation within the cell.  Is there a way to make that particular Column (Text Cells) behave properly so that I can add text and notate correctly (instead of a single continuous stream of notes with no CRs)?

Thank you in advance,

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Alt+Enter will add a Carriage Return.
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by:duncanb7
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You can wrap the text line  if the text is too long  by the method similar to the link mentioned at
http://www.officearticles.com/excel/carriage_return_within_a_cell_in_microsoft_excel.htm
one method is mentioned by previous post, see other one.

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Thanks guys.... Alt.+Enter works great!

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