# Excel Formula To Split Words With Characters Limit Per Cell?

Dec 6, 2010

I am suffering with split a long descriptions into 3 cells with criteria 1st cell not more than 30 characters, 2nd cell not more than characters and 3rd cell will locate the remaining characters there. I think this is quite easy if I use LEN/MID/RIGHT/LEFT formula. However, I wish the formula will smart enough to split word by word. refer to example below:-

"My lecturer replied, that i really did very bad in final, nothing's gonna change my plan."

If I use left(A1,30) formula, the result is "My lecturer replied, that i re"however, the word "really" is cut half way. I am finding the formula that split description to not more than 30 characters and won't cut my string and become incomplete word. Expected result should be 1st cell "My lecturer replied, that i", then "really did very bad in final," at 2nd cell.

## Split A Column Into 2 - Use Character Limit That Does Not Cut Words In Half

Jun 11, 2013

I have huge columns of data that can only be 30 characters long. I want to use a formula to split the column into two. The original column will have a character limit of 30, and should not cut words in half. If the Length will be more than 30 while including the entire last word of the cell, that word should be the first displayed in adjacent cell in the 2nd column.

The 2nd column can be any length.

I usually use a Text to Columns method, but dont know how to make it not cut off the words.

## How To Delete Words In Row And / Or Limit Characters

Dec 28, 2011

I have about 2000 rows, all with an amount of words between 2 and 6. I want to limit each row to keep only the first TWO words. Is there a way to do this?

If not, is there a way to limit each row to only keep the first 11 characters?

## Formula To Split Characters In Cell

Jan 14, 2009

In A1 cell i have the following text
"CAMPBELL # ERASCO O ZMKE # UNGARISCHE GULASCHSUPPE # 390 ML"

A2: CAMPBELL
A3: ERASCO O ZMKE
A4: UNGARISCHE GULASCHSUPPE
A5:390 ML

## Limit One Cell To 55 Characters

Feb 14, 2007

Can you limit the characters inside of one cell to 55 characters? I need this function for eBay's File Exchange Format. I'm sure that there is some VBA code or formula out there that can accomplish this.

## Limit The Amount Of Characters Per Cell

Feb 10, 2009

Is there a way of limiting the amount of characters you can enter in each cell?
Also is there a way to apply this to an existing sheet that has cells with more characters in it than I would like? ie. If an existing cell has 25 characters in it, could i cut it down to the first 10?

## Change Maximum Limit Of Characters In Cell

Jan 13, 2009

I was wondering if there was a way of reducing the maximum characters allowed in a cell reference.

I am creating a form which Bank details need to be entered and would like to only allow a possible 16 characters.

## Limit Number Of Characters Entered In A Cell?

Jul 9, 2014

trying to limit the number of characters entered in a cell.

I clicked on Custom then =LEN(A10)=6 which works when i enter more or less than 6 characters, however it lets you paste in something which has more than 6 charters.

## Limit Number Of Text Characters In A Cell

Feb 1, 2008

I wish to limit the number of text characters in a cell and have excel prevent the entry of additional characters after limit is reached. I have tried the Data Validation but it does not preven the entry of additional characters. I want to be able to show the error immediately when the limit is reached and no additional characters are permitted.

## Split Number And Words From One Cell To Other

Jun 1, 2014

Cell contains numbers & words. So how can we split numbers to 1 cell & words to other cell.

## Split Words In One Cell To Many Cells

Feb 6, 2007

I have some data that is imported, it's about 25,000-30,000 characters and 2,300- 3,500 words, it all comes in as one cell, A1, if I do a text to column on it I will loose everything past column IV. Is there anyway a macro can take the data and put each word in a cell by its self starting in A2? The words a have a space between them.

## Formula To Split Text Into Groups Of 30 Characters But Control As Well

May 28, 2014

I have previous been given the below macro from here that splits a string of text in one cell into groups of 30 and then puts them into several cells, works perfectly.

What I would like to incorpate now is the ability to overide the point at which it splits the text.
i.e. if the inputter puts a "|" (for example) in the original text, this will cause a split in the text and it will restart its 30 count from this point onwards.

Example of what I would like to achieve:

Cell A1 = I would like to change this string of text into groups of 30, where this appears | I would like it to start a new split of 30s from this point on wards and again if another one of these | appears in the text.

Cell B1 = I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THIS
Cell C1 = STRING OF TEXT INTO GROUPS OF
Cell D1 = 30, WHERE THIS APPEARS

[Code]....

## Using Data Validation To Limit Entry Of Number Of Characters In A Cell

Jan 24, 2014

When you want to use Data Validation to limit the entry of the number of characters to a cell does this apply only to the cell that you are entering the characters or can it also apply to a cell that contains a LEN(A1) formula, for instance? Also,does the Data Validation limitation function includes spaces as well? Will the message appear while you are entering the characters (when it has reached the limit) or will it wait until you have hit Enter?

## Full Cell Displays Last Words Rather Than 1st Characters

Dec 22, 2006

How do I change the Excel settings to display in each cell as many characters as fit within the allotted cell space?

To elaborate, in previous versions of Excel that I have used, when a cell contained more characters than could be displayed in the size allotted, for viewing and printing purposes, the cell would simply display (starting at the beginning) as many characters as possible. After upgrading, I have found that when a cell contains more characters than can be displayed, it simply displays the last word contained in the cell.

For example if a cell contains "Frederico Gonzalez & Jose Rodriquez", but there is not room to display the entirety of the message, I would like the cell to display "Frederico Gonzalez & Jo", but the way it is currently displaying is "Rodriquez " with a whole lot of empty space afterwards.

This causes a problem, because it is usually not evident that more information is contained in that cell (unless the cell is selected).

How do I change the Excel settings to display in each cell as many characters as fit within the allotted cell space?

## Split Cell Contents To New Rows 50 Characters In Each Row

Jun 6, 2014

I have data in Col A. and i want to split (50 characters) in each row.

I know the formula but dragging formula to following rows is not working.

I have to write the formula manually. I write in b1 B2 and B3 as follows.

I want following

=MID(A1,1,50)
=MID(B1,251,50)
=MID(C1,501,50)

When i drag down the formula to bottom rows it repeat

Desire Formula in COL B

aaa asdf 242424 alkjsaf 32234 asfasf 23234 dfdfdfd
=MID(A1,1,50)

aaa asdf 242424 alkjsaf 32234 asfasf 23234 dfdfdfd
=MID(B2,251,50)

[code]....

I want to copy down the formula to 10k rows. When i select b2 and b3 and drag down i get following results.

aaa asdf 242424 alkjsaf 32234 asfasf 23234 dfdfdfd
=MID(A1,1,50)

aaa asdf 242424 alkjsaf 32234 asfasf 23234 dfdfdfd
=MID(B2,251,50)

aaa asdf 242424 alkjsaf 32234 asfasf 23234 dfdfdfd

[code]....

## Sort On Number Of Words (words With Least Characters First)

Jan 22, 2010

I want to sort on number of words, i.e. if a cell contains 1 or 2 words etc, with the cells containing 1 word coming first then cells containing 2 words. Also, if possible, first the cells with fewer characters.

## Split Numbers And Split Words

May 8, 2009

How do I split numbers!

I have two problems/challenges!

Part I...
I got the answer 1987, and now I want Excel to take the numbers out and display...
1 in one box then i set + in the next, then 9 in the 3ed. box, next box +, then 8, then +, then 7 in the last so that i can have Excel make a SUM of it all to 25.

How do I split 1987 and put the numbers in different boxes?

Part II...
I want to make A=1 B=2... all the way up to 9, then start over again with J=1 K=2... up to 9 again and then over again.

So that if I write my name it comes out as a value of 14 (Odd = O=6 D=4 D=4 =14)

(AJSØ=1 BKTÅ=2 CLU=3 DMV=4 ENW=5 FOX=6 GPY=7 HQZ=8 IRÆ=9, It's the Norwegian alphabet, that's why there are some extra letters)

So how do I set up my Excel so that is ANY name is typed in I can get it out into a number from the values assign?

## Trim Special Characters In Cell To Be To Split Data Into Columns?

Apr 9, 2014

This formula I want to apply it in another workbook. It split in different columns the content of a cell.

The formula is below:

[Code] .....

In cell A2 I have the following data:
|516582-001-99|414816-001-99|414816-003-99|516582-001-99|

If I apply the formula above in cells B2 to E2 it returns a blank cells. But if I delete the first "|" sign in the left side manually the formula works perfectly by splitting the cell into columns from B2 to E2. The issue here is that I have more than 300,000 records. Just imagine the amount of time invested in just deleting the first "|" at the left side.

I need a variation of the formula above that in first place delete the first "|" at the left side and after that continue with the proper work of the formula.

## Limit Characters In A Userform

Oct 5, 2009

I have a text fields in a userform that I want to limit what my users can enter in there. The first I want to limit to numerical values only (0 through to 9) and the second can have any value apart from "/".

I know I can do this using the on exit routine however I don't know how to limit the characters like this.

## Limit Number Of Characters In Autoshape

Sep 28, 2009

I am using a diamond shape that is copied into the active sheet when the user runs a macro. The user then selects the shape and enters some text. I want to limit the characters to a certain number or at least be able to give the user some advice when they enter too many characters.

I have found that, as long as I have manually named the shape "Diamond1", I can get the count in my immediate window with the following:

?ActiveSheet.Shapes("Diamond1").TextFrame.Characters.Count

but I want the count to relate to the active shape. So I tried:

?selection.shapeRange.TextFrame.Characters.Count

and I get a "runtime error 438 Object doesn't support this property or method".

How should I count the characters in the selected shape, and then if it is over say 12, require the user to shorten it or at least present yield a message Box?

## Limit TextBox To Number Of Characters

Nov 26, 2006

I want to automatically prevent users from entering more than two digits into a textbox.

i dont want to show a message box or anything like that. I want it to be physically imposible for them to enter more than two digits i.e. when they enter two digits, pressing any other keys on the keyboard should have no effect on the contents of the textbox.

## Macro To Split Words

Dec 1, 2009

I have a excel sheet that contains about 8000 entries... I need to create a macro to help me. my file is like this:

123
RT4
eliott.billy
mark.garth
elena.david

I would like to split first name and last name. All the ligne that contains "." split it in 2. Example: eliott.billy will become eliott (column A) billy (column B)

## Excel 2010 :: Increase Character Limit In Text Box That Is Based On Formula?

Mar 7, 2012

I have a text box that is set to "=B1". B1 is a cell from an Access table import with memo format. The text memo is long, probably on average between 1000-2000 characters. I have set up the text box to automatically resize for the text, but the text stops at what I assume is 255 characters, even though cell B1 displays the entire memo.

How can I set it up so that this text box (or any other similar shape) displays the text and retains its resize/wrap property?

This is done in Excel 2010.

## Split Apart A String Into Individual Words

Apr 30, 2014

I can not get this to work:

Code:
Sub SplitApart()
Dim data As String
data = Sheets(1).Cells(20, 1).Text
For Each EachSplit in Split(data)
n = n + 1
Sheets(1).Cells(20, n + 1) = EachSplit
Next
End Sub

Error code when Debugging on "Split":

"Wrong Number of arguments or invalid property assignment"

## Split Function: Multiple Spaces Between Two Words

Mar 23, 2007

I am trying to parse a formatted text file. I am using the SPLIT function as

arr() = split(cline," ")

where cline is an input line. if the line input(cline) has multiple spaces between two words, how would it split that.

Eg :

abcd defg fefdcs fasdfasdsa

would the output of above be
arr(0) = abcd
arr(1) = defg
arr(2) = fefdcs
arr(3) = fasdfasdsa

## How To Split Texts Into Words (collecting Word And Compounds)

Jan 10, 2008

i have wordlists which i would like to enhance through texts. For that purpose i need a macro which reads a text and splitts it into words and put the words into three columns. Lets assume the column where the words are supposed to be put is columns A,C and E. The column A should contain single words containing no spaces from Text, column C should contain compound words which have one space between them and in column E those compounds which have two spaces. Now i will put my existing wordlist in column G before i start splitting texts. The macro should put only those words from text into column A,C and E which dont already exist in columns A,B,C,D,E,F and G. In Column B i will place the corrected or checked words from column A. In column D i will type the corrections and checked versions of those compunds existing in column C. And the column F will contain the compound words which are corrected and checked from Column E.

Column A--> single words splitted from text through macro (containing no spaces)
Column B--> corrected and checked versions of words from column A through user
Column C--> compound words containing one space splitted from text through macro (for example:"etwas möchten" or "do something")
Column D-->corrected version of C through user
Column E-->compound words containing two space splitted from text through macro (for example:"sich uerberzeugen lassen" or "down in dumps")
Column F-->corrected E
Column G--> existing dictionary wordlist through user

Signes like ".", ":",";", "/" or quotation signe itself should be seen as seperator. And the words or compounds splitted from the text should not contain these signs.

The text will be put in another sheet in the same excel file. Lets call that sheet "text". The macro should search for words through whole sheet ignoring empty cells or columns.

None of the columns should be filtered or ordered. The columns shound not be deleted as well. That way the user wont have to correct the same word each time cus the corrected as well as the original words will be there.

## Excel 2007 :: VLookup Cell Limit?

Aug 14, 2012

I have data in a sheet in Excel 2007 that I am trying to move to another sheet in the same workbook.

I am using Vlookup to move the info from one sheet to the other.

However it seems that if the data in the original sheet cell is too large I get a #VALUE! error.

If I copy and paste the info from the cell it is fine.

How do I copy the information (hyperlink) in the original sheet cell to the destination sheet cell?

Here is the formula that I am using.

verified1-4-12 is the original sheet name

## Excel Formula For Finding Max Values If Cells Contain Two Words

Apr 1, 2014

Code
Description
Rate

Formulas

123
Afghanistan
0.07

=MAX((B2:B30000="*Afghanistan*")*(C2:C30000))

[code].....

I am trying to find the Maximum Value in Column C based on the criteria that Column B contains "Afghanistan but NOT Mobile.

In a second cell I also want to find the maximum value in Column C based on the criteria that Column B contains "Afghanistan" AND "Mobile"

The code I have come up with is in the table however it is only showing the max value for cells containing "Afghanistan". If I add the wildcard "*" it does not return a value. how I can achieve my objectives?

## Split Words In Comma Separated String To Cells In Column

Nov 1, 2012

I need to display in Column B as:

name
city
postcode
country

how to do this using VBA.

## How To Split Up Group Of Characters

May 27, 2014

Need to split a group of up to 15 characters to be in a specific cells.

An example of what would need to be split up would be the following:

ASJ-Z61-123456-714

Need it to be in the following Format:

Letters | Number | Number | Number | Number | Numbers | Number| Number
Only or letter or letter
symbol | company | market | ledger | sub region | serial/Account Number | Number | Year

AS | J | Z | 6 | 1 | 123456 | 71 | 4

I am just not sure what function or formula that I need to use.