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How do i tab within cell text?

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    How do i tab within cell text?

    Hi,

    I couldn't find anything with the search function. I think 'tab' is too broad a word and indent didn't bring back what I wanted.

    I'm entering some text within a cell and want to add some formatting. I'd like to indent the second line of the text.

    possible? how?

    thanks as usual!

    -joel

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    Hi Joel,

    I know the response may sound kind of cheap, haha. But I think I may have found a way.

    As you probably know Alt+Enter does a line break within a cell. So where the line breaks, makes the beginning of a second line. Just put the cursor before the second line by double-clicking it. Then just simply press the spacebar a couple times.

    Like I said, sounds cheap. But it worked... I hope this is what you were wanting to achieve.

    Kevin K.

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    Excel does not have a tab function that works within the cells. As far as I know Kevin's response is the only way to indent your text as your require
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    If you're going to be using it a lot, you can define a name which does a linebreak followed by an indention. Not sure it it's worth it because you then need to set up your text formula style but for the sake of knowledge, here's what you do;
    1. Insert>Name>Define, type in something simple as the name (I used Rt) and in "Refers to"
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    Then in any cell where you want to type multiple paragraphs use &Rt& between paragraphs. e.g.
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    Re: How do i tab within cell text?

    This may have been possible in earlier versions, but I can't get it do go now. The main objective I think is ease of reading. A clumsy solution is to break the worksheet into separate columns and move the information you want to separate into those columns. You might never sort on that information (e.g., a phone number), but I believe a useful benefit is you can create a hyperlink to an e-mail address or website if that's part of your data. I haven't tried to do it, but I don't think Excel can take a character string in a single cell and create a separate hyperlink for that string.

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