Excel on Mac: How to type newline inside a cell?

Here is one of the simple things that just makes life better. Typing a new line within a cell in Excel. Very useful for many reasons but essentially i am talking about the option to write, for example, an mailing address, where the first line is the name of the place, second line is the street address and third line is city and zip code. Something like this:

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In the Windows version of Excel this was something i was using all the time. The combination of Control + Enter did the trick.

But in the Mac version of Excel this combination does not work. But don’t lose hope. There is simply a different combination that does it:

Control + Option (or Alt) + Enter

And it works just the same!

(I found this information here).


Author: dave

Consider myself kid in soul and naive by choice. I am interested in people, technology and business and thrive when they all work together. My favorite quote and motto is that “You can fool some people some times but you cant fool all the people all the time” ― Bob Marley

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