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How to start a new line in a cell in Microsoft Excel

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Start a new line in an Excel cell
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All of us who have worked with spreadsheets at some point have seen how texts get to spread out and cover other cells, something that does not look good and gives the impression of a bad organization. Precisely for this reason, it is essential to know how to start a new line in a Microsoft Excel cell , we will even teach you how to apply it to several cells where the text is already covering others..

Start a new line in an Excel cell

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The best way to start a new line in an Excel cell is simply by using a keyboard shortcut. The first thing we will do is open the spreadsheet in question and write the text until we need a new line.

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While the cursor is in the cell where we are writing, we will have to press Alt + Enter on Windows or Option + Enter on Mac. This will create a new line in the same cell and we can continue writing the text in question..

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Once we finish typing, we simply press "Enter" and that's it.

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Another way to start a new line in one or more cells in Excel is by using the Wrap Text function. Thanks to this function we can select the cells in which we need new lines and the function will add them automatically..

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In order to use this function, we are going to start by opening a spreadsheet. Next, we will select one or more cells.

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With the cells selected, we are going to go to the Excel ribbon at the top and click on "Start".

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Once we are in "Start" we will have to go to "Alignment" and select "Adjust text".

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Excel will automatically take care of adding new lines to cells where the text spans several cells.

In this simple way we can prevent the text from covering other cells and keep our spreadsheet organized. As you can see, both functions are considerably useful. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can leave it in the comment box that you will find a little below and we will be happy to help you solve it.



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