I have set column to wrap text but if I press Enter to create a new line I don't get a new line inside the cell. It's like it does not treat the newline at all.

What else do I need to set to make this work?

  • @Diogo Please check your edits -- many posts need more than just a "?" appended in their title (e.g. this one had broken formatting for <enter>). Thank you!
    – slhck
    Aug 22, 2011 at 18:36

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Alt + Enter will create a new line in an Excel field


The trick is to use Alt+Enter to create a new line. Also, when you do that, Excel automatically enables text wrap for the cell.

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