Excel CHAR(10) Not Working. How to Solve It?

Activate the Wrap Text  to make CHAR(10) formula work.

So in my previous article, I had told you how to use the CHAR(10). The CHAR(10) formula is used to insert a newline dynamically in a single cell. You will not need to use the ALT+ENTER shortcut to insert a new line. I have observed that sometimes the CHAR(10) formula does not seem to work. In this article we will see why this happened and how you can make the CHAR(10) formula work.

Example: Concatenate address lines with each line in a new line.

One of our users had a problem inserting a new line in a cell using the CHAR(10) formula. But it was not working. He shared the sheet and asked for help.

Here is the formula he used:


And here's the result.

It doesn't seem to work. Does the formula have a problem? No. So why is CHAR(10) not working? 

Well the answer is quite simple but it can trouble experts sometimes. 


To CHAR(10) work, you need to activate the word wrap. In home tab --> alignment section - word wrap. Click on this option and you will see the CHAR(10) working successfully.

So yeah guys, this is how you can make CHAR(10) formula work. I hope it was helpful. If you have any doubt regarding this article or have any other questions related to Excel or VBA, ask in the comment section below. I'll be happy to answer any questions.

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