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.
The answer is to use Control+Option+Enter, which will create a line break in the cell.
As an alternative, Control+Command+Enter can also be used to achieve the same.
These combinations work both in Excel for Mac 2011 and the new Excel for Mac 2015.
As pointed out by Shameer in this answer, Alt+Enter now seems to work as well in the new Excel for Mac 2015.
The ⌥ alt key is also the ⌥ option key on a Mac keyboard.
Hence, ⌃ control+option ⌥+↩ return works too.
Use Alt+Enter. It should solve your problem.
None of these seems to work. Have tried all. I am using a keyboard to interface to the Mac. I am using Office 365.
EDIT: Weirdly if I used fn+f2 to get the curser in the cell, fn+alt+cmd+return then worked...
All was wrong. Fn + Shift + Enter is the right combination .
ctrl ⌃ + command ⌘ + return ↩ at the same time.
fn + ⌃ + ⌥ + ↩.
The fn causes the option key to become the alt key.
In Microsoft Excel for Mac (Preview)
ctrl ^ + U
fn + F2
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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