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How to only keep first line of text in each cell on excel

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I have a large excel spreadsheet where each cell has multiple lines of text. Each cell has 2-4 lines of text. However I only want to keep the first line of text.

For example
Name
job
location

I want it to only be:
Name


Better yet, I would like to cut the second line of each cell in column B and have them in column C. I am using microsoft excel 2013. Is there a way to do this?

There are almost 500 people so don't want to have to do it manually!
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You can use Text to Column feature of excel!

Please find below example for info:
http://datapigtechnologies.com/blog/index.php/split-data-into-several-columns-based-on-carriage-returns/comment-page-1/
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by:Glenn Ray
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^Pretty cool trick.  Gonna have to add that to my knowledge-base.
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by:Prakash Samariya
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@hannah, hope you got answers from my link! Isn't it?
@Glenn, Thank you :)
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