How to Press a Enter in Cell for New Line on Microsoft Excel on Mac


If you type some data in a cell on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, on the Mac, you will notice that the cell below will get activated. But seems your intent was to add a new line in the same cell, you wanted to get on to the next line, right?

Well in such a case you will need to press Option βŒ₯ + Return (Enter) key on your Mac/Macbook keyboard.

You can check out the below gif demo to see this in action.

Demo - How to press Enter or Return Key to enter new line in same cell Excel on Mac
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This will work on any Mac - Macbook Air/Pro, iMac, Mac Studio, or the Mac Mini.


If at any time you want to add more content on a cell to the next line, place your cursor at the end of the text and hit the Option + Return (Enter) key.

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