How to put 2 lines of text in an Excel cell

Place cursor at desired location in text, press: ctrl + alt (option) + enter (return)

This will allow you to enter multiple lines within a single Excel cell. This is not the same as “word wrap”, which simply wraps one long line of text to fit the cell.

I added this reminder-Post to my blog because I could never remember how to make 2 lines of text in an Excel cell. It was so frustrating!

I’m on a Mac, and still using the Excel for Mac 2011 edition. I know, I’m old school.

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