Today I learned that Google Sheets now lets you add multiple words in a cell.


I think Google sheets can be an incredible tool for organizing projects – the endless rows and columns allow me to track and categorize things to my heart’s content. (You should see my Byzantine spreadsheet for my family’s personal finances.)

Until recently, however, I have moved into a major frontier that has troubled my organizational brain. If I wanted to add hyperlinks to a cell, I could only hyperlink an entire cell instead of hyperlinking individual words inside it. This means, for example, if I wanted to track interesting links about personal finance in my spreadsheet, I would have to create separate cells for it. Each of those hyperlinks, Which can quickly fill way to more cells than I want.

But before that summer, while researching a big story, I must have subconsciously noticed that something had changed. For a long time, the hyperlink allows me to pack all the things I wanted in a single cell. More organizations In my handcrafted spreadsheet. The feature was so good – and felt so natural – that I immediately switched to using it like it always has been, and didn’t think much of it.

But today, another The ledge Employees enthusiastically observed this change, shared it The verge Sluggish as PSA. And then my editor realized that he, like me, started using it without even thinking about it. This is all.

Of course, my colleagues and I may have a little time at the hyperlinking party. I received a Google support thread discussing new functionality from May 7 and posted a YouTube tutorial the same day. But perhaps the feature reached my colleagues and I a little later than May, as Google sometimes rolls out features over time.

We thought we would share with you the shared discovery of our beloved, dear The ledge Readers, then you can start hyperlinking everything.

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