How To Go Down A Line In Google Sheets

Last Updated on February 1, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to go down a line in Google Sheets.

How To Go Down A Line In Google Sheets

When working with data in Google Sheets, you may find that you need to add a line break within a certain cell. This can be useful if you want to create more organized and readable text.

In this guide, we will show you how to add a line break in Google Sheets. You’ll learn how to insert a line break within a cell with a keyboard shortcut. You will also learn how to add a line break when working with a Google Sheets formula.

How To Insert a Line Break In Google Sheet

Here’s how to insert a line break in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, select the cell you want to add a line to. Ensure that the cursor is at the end of the current line.

Use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Enter to add a new line to the current cell.

Step 2

You may now type additional text after the line break.

Step 3

We can also go down a line when working with formulas. First, place your cursor where you want to add a line break.

In this example, we’ll add a line break after the opening parenthesis after “IF”.

Step 4

Use the Alt+Enter keyboard shortcut to place the text to the right of the cursor into a new line.

Step 5

You may want to apply a line break when using a formula.

We can use the CHAR function to add a line break to a text string. We can simply call char(10) to specify that we want to use a line break.

In the example above, we used the ‘&’ symbol to append the values in A7 and A9 with a line break in between.

Step 6

After evaluating the formula, the CHAR(10) function should format your text such that a line break appears.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to go down a line in Google Sheets.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.