How to Remove Line Break from a Cell in Excel (Formula)

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To create a formula to remove line breaks from a cell, you need to combine two functions: SUBSTITUTE and CHAR. SUBSTITUTE helps you to replace a specific value from a cell, and CHAR help to get specific characters using a code. With CHAR, we will get the line break character and replace it using SUBSTITUTE with a space or a blank value.

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This tutorial will teach you to write a formula to remove a line break from a cell.

Formula to Remove Line Break from a Value

You can use the below steps:

  1. First, enter the SUBSTITUTE function in a cell.
  2. After that, in the first argument, refer to the cell where you have the value with the line break.
  3. Next, in the second argument, enter the CHAR function, and in the CHAR function, enter (10), close the function,
  4. Now in the third argument, enter a blank space or a space.
  5. In the end, enter the closing parentheses, and hit enter to get the result.
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=SUBSTITUTE(A2,CHAR(10),"")
=SUBSTITUTE(A2,CHAR(10)," ")

How this Formula Works

When you use the CHAR function and enter code 10, it returns the line break character in the result.

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And you have used it in the SUBSTITUTE function’s old_text argument, which means this is the old text you want to replace. And in the new_text, you have a space or a blank value. That means you want to replace or remove a line break from the cell with a new value.

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One More Way that You Can Use

When you apply the line break to a cell, you need to apply wrap text to that value, and if you want to remove the line break from the cell, you can remove the wrap text option.

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Last Updated: December 02, 2023