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    How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

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    by garymac12 ·

    When I paste multiple line content into a cell in excel it automatically divides it to multiple cells by default. I would like to have all the text together in one cell without having to retype it. Any help?

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    • #2523897

      Clarifications

      by garymac12 ·

      In reply to How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

      Clarifications

    • #2523893

      Word wrap

      by pringles86 ·

      In reply to How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

      Right click the cell you are going to paste to. Then select “Format Cells…”, click the “Alignment” tab, check the “Word Wrap” checkbox, click ok, and paste your text.

      Let me know if this works out for you.

      • #2523876

        Word wrap was already set

        by garymac12 ·

        In reply to Word wrap

        Nope. It still looks at every carriage return as an opportunity to skip to the next cell.
        Word wrap allows me to type in and wraps as long as I do not hit the enter key.

        • #2524890

          How I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

          by jennkennedy ·

          In reply to Word wrap was already set

          if you click in the cell or on the formula bar so you see the blinking cursor and then paste you will have multiple lines in one cell. it is more time consuming because you can’t do many fields at once.

        • #2524882

          That Works

          by garymac12 ·

          In reply to How I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

          Thanks, that works. This was so strange and I tried just about everything but that. Thanks again.

    • #2632556

      Just turn on Word Wrap

      by wilecoyote22 ·

      In reply to How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

      You paste normally but the text shows up as one huge line going off the spreadsheet. Now right click and select format cell (you could highlight multiple cells if you want). Now under format cells go to the Alignment tab. There check the “wrap text” option.

      Now your huge line of text will wrap to a single cell. Remember that you may need to adjust your cell to your liking. I suggest you adjust the width manually and just double click on the line under the row number. That will make Excel autosize the cell vertically.

      Have fun

      • #3017978

        VBA Edit and Paste mutliple line text into a single cell –

        by mark.ivanowski ·

        In reply to Just turn on Word Wrap

        I have similar problem but I want to run a VBA code to Edit(F2), Paste and wrap(format).

    • #2872663

      hi

      by khanhvn ·

      In reply to How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

      double click in the cell, then paste.

      • #2872655

        Zombie Alert!

        by tobif ·

        In reply to hi

        Quite old thread. (And a solution was already given higher up…)

    • #2432612

      Easy solution to Pasting into Single Cell

      by mcwong1 ·

      In reply to How can I paste multiple line content to single cell in excel

      We had the same problem — pasting a chunk of text that included several paragraphs and numbered lines into a single cell — except Excel automaticallyi distributes it into multiple cells.

      Solution: Instead of psting into the CELL, click on the cell then paste into the data-entry bar above.

      Bingo — everything is in just that one cell…..!

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