# Add a line break with a formula

="text"&CHAR(10)&"text"

To add a line break with a formula, you can use the concatenation operator (&) along with the CHAR function. In the example shown the formula in E4 is:

This formula "glues together" the pieces of text that appear in B4, C4, and D4 using the ampersand (&) which is the concatenation operator in Excel.

In between each piece of text, the CHAR function appears with the character code 10. The character code for a line break in Excel varies depending on the platform. On Windows, the code is 10 and on a Mac it's 13.

The result of the concatenation is text with line breaks:

Traci Brown¬

1301 Robinson Court¬

Saginaw, MI 48607

*Note: make sure you have Wrap Text enabled on cells that contain line breaks.*

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