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How to Add a Line Break with Formula in Excel

We can easily add a line break with a formula using the concatenation operator (&) along with the CHAR function in excel. This post will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use the function together with the operator to add a line break with formula in excel.

Figure 1: How to add a line break with a formula

General syntax of the formula

= “text” &CHAR(10) & “text)

Understanding the formula

  • To fully understand how this formula works, it is important that we focus on the example in the above figure.
  • The formula pieces together the text in cells B4, C4 and D4 using the concatenation operator (&).
  • Between each piece, we have the CHAR function which appears with an argument 13. Note that the character code for line break will vary based on the platform. Check the operating system you are using to know the character code to use.
  • For this formula to work perfectly, we need to have the text wrap enabled for all the cells that contain line breaks.

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