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May 28, 2009

I know how to pad cells with zeros for a numeric field. I can't figure out how to custom format a cell to pad a text field with spaces.

If I want description to have 10 characters, if they enter BLUE I want it to be BLUE then 5 spaces to make a total of 10) if they enter RED I want it to be RED with 7 spaces to make a total of 10.

With a number, I can just enter 00000 and if I enter 4, it will be 00004 Can you do this type of thing with a text? I can figure out a formula to get what I need, but I want a way to do it directly into the cell when the user types it in.


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I need a left side padding for numeric values to keep them in 4 digits
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[Code] ......

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I have a sub that works just fine, but I need to test it for blanks.

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