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:
1301 Robinson Court¬
Saginaw, MI 48607
Note: make sure you have Wrap Text enabled on cells that contain line breaks.
In Excel 365, both Win and Mac versions of Excel use CHAR(10) as a line break.
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In this video, we demo how to join different values together in one cell with line breaks. Also includes a clever way to add spaces and commas without using double quotes.
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