Remove Single Leading Quote From All Cells

Feb 19, 2013

Is there a way to clean all of the single leading quote marks from all cells in a sheet?




I'm importing data and I have several columns to deal with and will never know how many columns/rows are in a sheet.

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Oct 9, 2009

I am a SAS programmer and often use SAS Proc Export to dump data to Excel. Sometimes the data is an Excel formula, e.g.
=hyperlink("#Sheet1!r1c1","click here")

Because the data is text, what get's put in the cell is '=HYPERLINK("#Sheet1!r1c1","click here") (note leading single quote).

I cannot use the replace function to edit them out, so must hand edit each one out -tedious at best.

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In a large range of cells, how I can remove the single quote at the beginning of the contents of each cell? (without single quote they would be formulas). It didn't work using CTRL + L and trying to replace the single quote by blank applying this to the whole range. I am currently using Excel 2003.


cell a1 contents: '= IF (I17 = "----------", "----------", E17-C17)
cell a2 contents: '= IF (I18 = "----------", "----------", E18-C18)
cell a3 contents: '= IF (I19 = "----------", "----------", E19-C19)
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I want to alert a user that he or she has typed in a text string that begins or ends with an apostrophe ' or begins or ends with a quotation mark " so that they can take corrective action in removing these characters. The reasons for this are superflous to this post but what I thought was a logical answer returns a formula error. Here's the scenario:-

A user enters a string of text in cell A1.

Cell B1 checks if the text, if any, in A1 begins or ends with a ' or a " and if it does, returns an "Error" message

The formula I've tried in B1 is =IF(OR(LEFT(A1,1)="'",LEFT(A1,1)=""",RIGHT(A1,1)="'",RIGHT(A1,1)=""")),"Error","Ok") but Excel will have none of it.

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I need to delete a leading space from multiple cells, 200 or more. The leading space is in front of text that is often more than one word so I can't just copy into Word and do a find and replace on the spaces.

I looked in many places and found out about the Trim function but when I tried it, it didn't work for me. I created a column next to the column that I want to remove the leading spaces from.

Then I put =TRIM(B2) in the first cell, =TRIM (B3) in the next one, etc. But all it did was put the exact same thing as before (with the leading space still in it) in that column?

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While entering data space is given in the first and last of each cell content. For example

if there is a word Alex Patrix in a cell, space is given before A of alex and after x of Patrix. This is done fo many cells. I want to remove only initial and last space which is un-necessary.
The space caused problem to compare cell so i've to remove space.

I've around 2500 cells with this problem.

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Someone might find this interesting. Inherited a file that need to total columns but almost 50% of the file has cells w/ the single quote tick infront of the number.

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I am using Microsoft 2013 and am looking for 4 formulas in order to split 1 cell in to 4 (across same row). Number of characters varies between each instance of """.

I would like the formulas to start in column B-D (data in A)

I am looking at formulas based on specific instances of a quote mark in cell from data in column A

Formula 1 - Return with characters up to and including the 5th instance of """
Formula 2 - Return with characters after 5th """ and up to and including 6th """
Formula 3 - Return with characters after 6th """ and up to and including 7th """
Formula 4 - Return with characters after the 7th instance of """

Example below...
Cell A1

Desired results
Cell B1 - Formula 1
Cell C1 - Formula 2
Cell D1 - Formula 3
Cell E1 - Formula 4

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Nov 23, 2006

I receive a lot of spreadsheets which contain numerical data where each cell has been forced to be text by a leading apostrophe.

how to strip the apostrophe out so I can process the data, please?
I know the apostrophe is a hidden character, so I can't use Find & Replace, and using MID or RIGHT doesn't seem to work, either, even if I Copy and Paste Special as Values.

Is there an alternative to manually editing every single cell?

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Sep 26, 2007

I searched through some pages of old threads but could not find specifically one solution for performing the subject task on text strings in cells.

I have a lot of Excel files which contain both numerical data and text strings where each cell has been forced to have a leading apostrophe appended to the left side of the text strings and numbers.

How can I strip the leading apostrophe out?

I know the apostrophe is a hidden character, so I can't use Find & Replace.

I would like to figure out some VBA so that I could build this into and automate this via a macro I'm working on.

Is there a way to comprehensively do this for all cells containing text and numbers in a worksheet?

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how to write code that would remove a leading zero (if there is a leading zero) from each cell in a column that looks like this:


I know that using regular expressions would work but I don't know how to implement this. The column will always be column 'C' in my spreadsheets. I already have other code which is executed when I click a 'Process' button that relies on this column having no leading zeroes for it to work, hence I need to add in code that will make this change.

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I wrote a tool that people at work use. They initially need to paste in a bunch of customer locations with Address, City, State, Zip, etc. Sometimes the Users have "bad input" data that has non-breaking spaces, multiple space between words, or leading and trailing spaces and nonbreaking spaces. I have code to get rid of all of those problems. However, the Users often use their data for other important functions at work. So I want to give them a message to let them know that their Original Data is "bad".

So instead of just "Fix" . . . I want to "Report the problem", then "Fix". I need to identify exactly what problem was found - not just tell the User that their data is bad.

I wrote a simple Search routine with error handling that identifies 2 of the 4 cases and notifies the User:
Case 1) ASCII 160 (non-breaking space, HTML &nbsp
Case 2) multiple spaces (2 or more consecutive spaces)
Case 3) Leading or Trailing Spaces (ASCII 032)
Case 4 Leading or Trailing non-breaking spaces (ASCII 160, which is HTML &nbsp)

I cannot quite figure out how to find the 3rd and 4th Cases. If anyone can help me with Case 4 especially, then I can probably do the same thing for Case 3.

I think it will work to somehow use this idea - the code is not even real code but it is just conceptual:
RIGHT(CellReference, 1) = Char(160) or Char(032)
LEFT(CellReference, 1) = Char(160) or Char(032)

Anyway, here is what I have so far . . .

Sub NotifyBadInput
ErrorFlag = False
Cells.Select ' select entire worksheet

' BAD INPUT 1 - lLook for any occurence of ASCII 160 (non-breaking space, HTML &nbsp)
' and Notify the User if any of his Input cells contain &nbsp's
On Error Goto errormsg1
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I have a lot of Excel files which contain both numerical data and text strings where each cell has been forced to have a leading apostrophe appended to the left side of the text strings and numbers.

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I know the apostrophe is a hidden character, so I can't use Find & Replace.

I would like to figure out some VBA so that I could build this into and automate this via a macro I'm working on.

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I have a lot of record that contain number like shown below:


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I already try using formula

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I have given only few items but actual items are more.

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**Note the numbers "00700" are always 5 digits long also note the extension is always ".doc" (4 characters long). However the other parts, AB_XYZ etc vary in length based on the worksheet.

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