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    Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    I've been driving myself crazy trying to solve this. Im trying to combine 2 cells that both have text on multiple lines separated by line breaks. I want to keep the formatting so that when both cells are combined, line one from cell 1 and line 1 from cell 2 are on the same line in the new combined cell. This is easy to do when there is only 1 line in each cell but how do you do this for cells with multiple lines? Here is an example of what I am trying to do:

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    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Address:
    John
    Smith
    123 Harold Street
    First Name: John
    Last Name: Smith
    Address: 123 Harold Street


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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    I'm a bit confused. Is this the effect that you are looking for?

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    B
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    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Address:
    John
    Smith
    123 Harold Street
    First Name: John
    Last Name: Smith
    Address: 123 Harold Street
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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    Yes that's exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    Quote Originally Posted by newdoverman View Post
    I'm a bit confused. Is this the effect that you are looking for?

    A
    B
    C
    1
    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Address:
    John
    Smith
    123 Harold Street
    First Name: John
    Last Name: Smith
    Address: 123 Harold Street
    Yes that's exactly what I'm looking for!

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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    This "might" work for you. The cell where you put the formula must be formatted with "Wrap Text" turned on in cell formatting.

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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    Quote Originally Posted by newdoverman View Post
    This "might" work for you. The cell where you put the formula must be formatted with "Wrap Text" turned on in cell formatting.

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    newdoverman, thank you so much for this I really appreciate it. Although it works for the example above, it seems to not work properly if the cells have less than 3 lines or more than 3 lines. Is there any way to alter this formula so that it would be compatible with any amount of lines in a cell? Again I really appreciate your help with this and Ive searched for hours looking for something like this and didnt find anything. I hope this can be of use to others looking to do the same thing.

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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    Attach a sample workbook. Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

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    Re: Combine 2 cells with line breaks in each of them and keep line break formatting?

    Without seeing a workbook with realistic data, I can't answer your question about having a variable number of rows in each cell. Please post a workbook as requested by sktneer.

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