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How can I get the three rows (lines) within an Excel cell to be just one row (line)?  I have several columns formatted that way.  Is there a function to do this?
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by:Martin Liss
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You can Format Cells->Alignment-Merge Cells, but that will delete the content of 2 of the 3 rows. You can add the data back afterward.
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by:tomfarrar
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Can you find/replace on a line break?  The clean function makes it one line, but without spaces between words.
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Martin Liss earned 2000 total points
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I found this on the web.

If you want to replace these line-breaks with for example a space, you can do this with Excel's find/replace command. In the "Find what:" box you can enter the line-break code, which is character number 10. To do this, press and hold the Alt key, and then enter the numbers 010 from the numeric part of the keyboard.
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by:tomfarrar
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Thanks, Martin, that does work. Though when you use the ALT button and enter 010, nothing shows up in the Find Box. But if you proceed on to the Replace and enter a space the Find/Replace works. Thanks again.
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