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:


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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.

In Excel 365, both Win and Mac versions of Excel use CHAR(10) as a line break. 
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