How to go to the next line in Excel – 3 simple methods

Learn how to go to the next line in Excel with this easy-to-follow guide.

The Microsoft Excel logo on a blue background, depicting the next line in an Excel sheet.

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Wondering how to go to the next line in Excel? We’ve got you covered.

If you’re used to using MS applications, you’ll be familiar with the ‘Enter’ key, this allows you to move to the next line with ease, but unfortunately, Excel doesn’t work this way. So, how do you go to the next line in Excel? Well, we will explain how to do this in this guide.

So, without any further ado, let’s discuss how to make text go to the next line in Excel.

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How to go to next line using keyboard shortcut

Here’s how you can use a keyboard shortcut to quickly go to the next line in Excel.

Step

1

Select a cell

First, select a cell in which you want to go to the next line.

Step

2

Use the keyboard shortcut

Next, type something in the cell, and then press Alt + Enter on your keyboard to go to the next line.

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If you’re using a Mac, you can press Control + Option + Return.

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How to go to next line using Wrap Text feature

Another quick way of going to the next line in Excel is by using the Wrap Text feature.

Step

1

Select the cell

Open your Excel sheet and select a cell.

Step

2

Click on Wrap Text

Now, go to the Home tab and click on Wrap Text.

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This will automatically put the text into multiple lines. However, you will have to adjust the height and width of the row to make it presentable.

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How to go to next line using Find and Replace feature

The third and final method involves using the Find and Replace feature to go to the next line in Excel. This may sound odd, but it works flawlessly.

Step

1

Select the cell and click on Find and Replace

Select the cell in which you want multiple lines and click on Find and Replace. Then, select Replace.

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Step

2

Enter the values

In the Find what: box, press the space bar once.

In the Replace with: box, press Ctrl + J.

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Once done, click on Replace All to split the text into multiple lines.  You can then adjust the height and width row of the text.

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Final Thoughts

This was everything you needed to know about how to go to the next line in Excel. Unlike other Microsoft Office programs, inserting a new line within the same Excel cell can be difficult and unintuitive. However, we show you that it is, in fact, possible if you just follow our simple steps.

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