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At 14:31 26/04/2015 -0400, Charles Meyer wrote:
I'm learning the function keys between MS Excel and Libre Calc work quite differently. In Excel if you wish text in a cell to return to the next line in that cell, you choose Ctrl + Enter.

I think you are a bit confused here! In Microsoft Excel, Ctrl+Enter is used in place of Enter to complete an entry when you have selected a range of cells and want them all populated with the same entry. In Excel, if you want to create a manual line break within a cell, you use Alt+Enter, not Ctrl+Enter.

That doesn't seem to work in Libre Calc. Could you please share how that is done in Libre Calc?

To add to the confusion, Ctrl+Enter is precisely how you achieve the same thing in Calc! But this works only in the cell, not in the Input Line. And - you've guessed it! - Alt+Enter is how you perform multiple insertions. The two keyboard shortcuts swap their effects between Excel and Calc, that is.

Has anyone happened upon any comparison chart showing how to accomplish certain functions in Libre Calc compared with how you perform them in MS Excel? is written for OpenOffice and may or may not be helpful. It's part of OpenOffice's Migration Guide.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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