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What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.

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The answer is to use Ctrl+Alt+Enter, which will create a line break in the cell.

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The ⌥ alt key is also the ⌥ option key on a Mac keyboard.
Hence, ⌃ control+option ⌥+↩ return works too.

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Control+option+enter

or

Command+option+enter

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fn + control + option + return the fn causes the option key to become the alt key.

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there is already a accepted answer here, so what is it you are trying to do ? –  Buscar웃 Apr 2 at 17:04
    
FN does not cause option to become alt — option and alt is the same thing. –  George Garside Apr 2 at 18:12
    
You do need the FN key. –  Chords Jun 4 at 18:42

http://giffconstable.com/2013/10/mac-excel-keyboard-shortcuts/ helped me figure it out -> it turns out to be ctrl-i worked on my macbook

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