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Dec 28, 2005

"Is there some VBA code which could delete all first, second or third
characters of a text? Could it be done to the three last characters
from this same text and these be displayed on reverse order?"


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From the names listed in column A, in the table listed below, I wish to delete everything

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So the new column A would look this.






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It will have to 2 rows, 1 saying "More Than",, the other saying "Less Than"

So, beside these words are input boxes.
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Sub NoOfCharacters()
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lastrow = Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
If lastrow < 4 Then
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Exit Sub
End If
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