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Extracting or Breaking down one cell into many

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    Extracting or Breaking down one cell into many

    I have a worksheet with cells containing multiple phrases, each separated by line breaks (Alt+Enter).

    I need a search, function or formula to extract or break down those cells with EACH phrase into it's own, separate cell. i.e., I need the cell with 5 phrases split out into 5 cells.

    How would I target the line breaks and snag the entire string to the LEFT of each one and have it deliver me each string in it's own cell?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Extracting or Breaking down one cell into many

    If the cells contain line breaks (probably entered by ALT+ENTER),
    try this:
    Select the single-column range of cells to be parsed at each line break
    Data.Text-to-Columns
    ...Check: Delimited....Click: Next
    ...Check: Other....put CTRL+j in the character box
    ...Click: Finish

    Is that something you can work with?
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    Re: Extracting or Breaking down one cell into many

    Thank you!

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