Replacing Line Feeds in Cells

Copper Contributor

I have been struggling with accomplishing something ever so easy in Word and other applications like Apple Numbers.


I have a huge spreadsheet over 800 pages long and most of the length is the result of hundreds of Line Feeds within CELLS.

No matter what I try I cannot find or replace Line Feeds in Cells.  Even inserting a UNICODE Special Value from the MAC Character map fails.  MS Support spent a fruitless hour walking me through some of the worst directions ever.  Please help.


  • Case #: 1054506271
  • Created on: Friday, June 16, 2023 10:57 AM
  • Description: I can insert the LINE FEED (LF) Unicode: U+000A, UTF-8: 0A in the “Find what:”

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@Ilookmarvlus All the tutorials you find on-line speak of using Find & Replace and then find Ctrl-J and replace it with a space. But, unfortunately that doesn't work in Excel for the Mac.


The easiest way to address this is to use a separate column and the SUBSTITUTE function as demonstrated in the picture below.

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Copy it down, copy and paste values from column B on top of itself and delete column A.