How to add elbow to the table

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This tip describes how to place into one cell both column and row header known as an elbow.

To create an elbow, follow these steps:

   1.   Type the column heading and row heading in the corner cell.

   2.   Place the cursor between the two words, press Alt+Enter:

Elbow in Excel 365

   3.   Adjust the column heading to the right.

   4.   Place a diagonal line between the two using the borders option to create a result similar to:

Example of Elbow in Excel 365

How to add borders, see Apply or remove cell borders.

See also this tip in French: Comment ajouter une ligne diagonale à la cellule.

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