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I pressed return to make a new line in a cell of my Google Spreadsheet. That just moved the cursor to the next cell.

How does one add a new line in a cell?

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When you're focused on the cell press enter to get into edit mode:

  • Windows/Linux: Ctrl + Enter
  • Mac: Command/option(alt) + Enter
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Thank you! That works reliably. –  David Faux Apr 15 '12 at 3:12
Linux: Ctr + Enter works –  Philippe Blayo May 31 '13 at 18:45
If you need a line break in a formula, use CHAR(10). –  curtisblackwell Dec 9 '13 at 13:47
This is so cool :) –  Suresh Pattu Jan 29 '14 at 6:13

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