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In Excel, if I have two lines in A1:


but if I go over to A2 and type =lower(A1), I get:


How can I preserve the newline between Hello and World?

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Use =lower(A1) and then turn on Wrap Text for that cell.

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works great - thank you! –  arturomp Apr 18 '13 at 20:40

Oddly enough, the newline is still there in A2, but the formatting of the cell is not showing it. If you click on A1, click Format Painter and the click on A2 then the newline will appear. You can also right click and select Format > Text

I don't think you can apply the right format as part of the formula though

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