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Start a new line in the same cell

Windows shortcut 
AltEnter
Mac shortcut 
Return

Use this shortcut when you need to start a new line inside a cell. You'll need to make sure "wrap text"is enabled to see lines wrap. 

Notes:

  1. You can use this technique to make nested IF formulas easier to read.
  2. You can also enter a new line as part of a formula using concatenation.

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