Given some sheet at cell A1 if I write ="foo\nbar" then foo\nbar will be rendered as shown:

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If I manually add a newline using the shortcut cmd + opt + enter then the expected output as shown:

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It's a problem because it makes my formulas look bad, especially if I'm adding a title row with ARRAYFORMULA.

  • Is it possible to get some type of newline character interpolated?
  • How do you format your multiline formulas?

You can use char(10) instead of \n so if you need to replace them you can do


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or if your building the formula from scratch you can do:


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  • How would you approach multi line cells? Is it bad practice for title rows? – mbigras Mar 7 '17 at 3:29
  • multi line within a cell or multiple cells with newline? both are doable - as far as I'm concerned nothing is bad practice lol Ive built entire applications using only google sheets :-P if u have an example I can share how I would do it – Aurielle Perlmann Mar 7 '17 at 3:30

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