Asked • 03/18/19

How do I copy Word tables into Excel without splitting cells into multiple rows?

I have data in a Word table that includes line and paragraph breaks. When I copy the data into Excel, it splits each line and paragraph I want into multiple cells. How do I copy the data to Excel and keep the breaks?

1 Expert Answer


Stephen M.

The first part of this worked very well, but once in Excel the replacement with ^p does exactly that, the string ^p appears and not a Line Break


Nicki F.

I have the same comment as Stephen M. In my version of Excel (Microsoft 365), the string ^p is not converted into a line break. However, I found the answer here: Pressing Ctrl + J inserts a line break (looks like a blinking period symbol) in the "Replace with"-field.


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