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How to Make Multiple Lines in Excel Cell – Excelchat

When we enter long text in a cell then it is not shown completely to read. We can make it happen to put multiple lines in a cell to show the long text on more than one lines in a single cell.

Figure 1. Multiple Lines in One Cell

How to Make Multiple Lines

Suppose we have companies contact details and address field has long text to show it completely in the cell. We want to show the address field in a single cell but on more than one lines to show completely.

Figure 2. Address Field With Long Text

There are following two methods to make multiple lines in a cell.

Formatting Cell as Wrap Text

We can put multiple lines in a cell by formatting it as Wrap Text. This feature adjusts the width of the cell to make all content visible within a cell by displaying it on multiple lines. Follow the below steps to format cells as Wrap Text;

  • Select the cells having long text
  • On the Home tab, in the Alignment group select the Wrap Text to apply the formatting.

Figure 3. Apply Wrap Text Format

Pressing Alt + Enter Keys

While entering data, we can break the long text into multiple lines in a cell by pressing Alt + Enter Keys. When we want to split the text into multiple lines at a required position according to the width of the cell, then we keep the cursor at that point and press the Alt + Enter keys simultaneously. After splitting the text, press Enter key.

Figure 4. How to Add Multiple Lines

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